Here’s the thing. IRC or Internet Relay Channel is usually associated with chatrooms. It also makes a great Internet Messaging platform. You can set up IM client like Pidgin to message and chat. However IRC in South Africa can be a hassle if you on local bandwidth. Most popular servers are overseas, but there are a number of local options.
Popular chatroom server, one of the oldest around. Appears to have less “hacker-types” than it used to. A sign that IRC is losing its edge or just going mainstream?
Great place for gaming and edge of the Net attitude.
Bit of a mystery. It was set up in 1998 and seems to have been taken over by Indochat and foreign types.
Platform of choice for today’s youth. Has a pidgin plugin and mobile client.