[zeromq-dev] An interesting use-case for EdgeNet : Asynchronous IRC?

crocket crockabiscuit at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 03:19:00 CET 2014

With asynchronous IRC software, you can choose your nickname and a topic.
You send messages that belong to a topic.
People who subscribed to that topic receive your message.
Or they might choose to receive messages from every topic.

This becomes very interesting when population density goes up very high in
a small area.
Imagine that you went to comiket. Wikipedia says "Comiket (コミケット
Komiketto?), otherwise known as the Comic Market (コミックマーケット Komikku
Māketto?), is the world's largest dōjinshi fair, held twice a year in
Tokyo, Japan."

~590,000 people attended comiket last summer. It basically looks like

With hundreds of thousands of people in a small area, asynchronous IRC
becomes fun.
Not as fun as the near-synchronous one we have now, but still.

I think asynchronous IRC may entice people to adopt EdgeNet starting from
big meetups.
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