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I suffer from A.D.D. : Attention Deficit Diso - oooh lets go ride bikes! ~
IRC was brilliant, before todays planetary wide social networks, like MySpace & Facebook & Twitter, people from all over the world suddenly had the freedom and the means to communicate directly with others - private or in a group - it was groundbreaking !
The IRC: Time passes, the tech progresses, better lines, soon faster and better graphics. Social users loved the idea of seeing or hearing their online friends, this was a natural progression to bio sites on free web servers like Geocities, where social users could "Facebook" themselves for their IRC'ing.
The social networking revolution has begun, and while we surf the browser wars, watch the Apple vs Microsoft F1, enjoy faster and more mobile and lighter pc's and laptops, youngsters like Mark Zuckerberg born in 1984 takes social networking to a new height by creating Facebook, exactly what many social IRC users wanted way back.
I use to write longhand letters to penpals in other countries, and get replies.
IRC was the first next best thing to communicate with someone new or random from far away instantly.
IRC is not dead it is the foundation for all social networking we have today.
We are becoming planetary citizens, it is a quiet and slow process, taking place in the background, but it's happening, and I think social networking tools is just what we needed to set ourselves free from the suppression of information we have endured and the dreadful indoctrination that was so popular during the cold war era and the whole of history before that, mind you.
This text exists even though you can't really see it, now apply this truth to your existence in the universe.