There are still multiple networks going, complete with the occasional drama like a hostile takeover (read the second paragraph, and also note the links to other networks at the bottom of the page).
Thanks for helping me with this question. Looks like Rob Levin was murdered. You know hit and run. That's a red flag.
I noticed that the idea is collaboration software, using IRC to quickly interchange ideas to get a distribution or some package going. I even read a log of a chat on IRC about some distro they were tasked with.
Is this it for IRC? Just developing open source projects?
Can Usenet reveal other ways people are using IRC? I had notions that harken memories of ICQ.
Is there a forum with an interest in social networks where some users are focused on using IRC for recreational reasons, meeting people...got to be an ADHD person that likes to cut the distraction factor when it comes to conventional stuff like yahoo, Facebook, etc.
Is that forum on Usenet? Maybe I need to visit a newsgroup server for people who are part of the task of social networks?