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Inter-relay chat: one-to-one and one-to-many communication
Inter-Relay Chat (IRC) or “talk” is a way of communicating electronically with people in “real time”, that is, synchronously. In this mode, participants in the chat session are able to send and receive messages almost immediately. Of course, they need to be logged on at the same time (see Rapaport, 1991).