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

Lindley French lindleyf at gmail.com
Wed Jan 1 03:38:07 CET 2014


Asych twitter is a good idea and will work well. I've seen it done. Another fun application is async push to talk.

> On Dec 31, 2013, at 9:32 PM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> May asynchronous twitter be more appropriate for my idea?
> Asynchronous twitter, asynchronous IRC, whatever.
> 
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 11:19 AM, crocket <crockabiscuit at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comiket77.jpg
>> 
>> 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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