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3.9. Exercise - Learning IRC

Install one or more IRC clients. Find out which network(s) and channel(s) are used by the three open source communities that operate the wikis you investigated. Choose a nick and connect to those networks and channels. Leave your IRC client open for at least 24 hours, and observe the patterns of conversation and key participants. Have a discussion in at least one of the channels, and blog about your experience, including an excerpt from your conversation.