1. New mySociety IRC channel

    Where’s the hippest new place to hang out on the internet? MySpace? FaceBook? Of course not – it’s the new mySociety public IRC channel.

    For those of you who do know what IRC is, the details are:

    server: irc.mysociety.org
    port: 6667
    channel: #mschat

    For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Internet Relay Chat is an venerable form of instant messaging that works by creating chat rooms in which lots of people can talk. You need to install an IRC program (client) on your computer, and then use the above details to connect to the right place. Take a look at these tutorials if you want more help.