YouTube experiences widespread outage

YouTube appeared to be experiencing widespread service disruption Tuesday night, showing users a blank website frame instead of the usual site populated by videos.

The outage appears to have begun around 6 p.m. PT, according to outage monitors and comments on Twitter…

https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&linkId=58302022

Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 this August.

The venerable text-only chat system was first developed in 1988 by a Finnish computer scientist named Jarkko Oikarinen. Oikarinen couldn’t have known at the time just how his creation would affect the lives of people around the world…

https://arstechnica.com/staff/2018/10/internet-relay-chat-turns-30-and-we-remember-how-it-changed-our-lives/