Why doesn’t anyone use IRC anymore?

Question by Lisa: Why doesn’t anyone use IRC anymore?
I remember when there were tens of thousands of users at once. Now the IRC servers that are left are nearly empty. It’s like a ghost town in there.

And USENET is fading away, too. Why don’t people discuss things on newsgroups anymore? That part of the internet used to be much bigger than the World Wide Web. Now it’s a pathetic remnant.

Does anyone else still enjoy these old things?

Best answer:

Answer by marc180
the reason irc’s aren’t used anymore was because it was too easy to be hacked by or hacked too using this service, now the internet is more about boards and things like this site.

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