Ulf Dittmer wrote:I just deleted my Facebook account; what will I do with all the newly freed-up time?
I hear Google has a wonderful social network
I don't recall ever using IRC. Back in the day it was either live conversations with my friends or bulletin boards on the net. Then came AIM. Nowadays it is Skype for remote conversations, or WebEx for work. In between... mostly email, text messages, or phone calls.
I do spend time in IRC. Mostly in Clojure, Cassandra and Immutant IRC. Clojure IRC is a wonderful place to learn how to write idiomatic Clojure code.
And since I'm not on Facebook --> I have some free time slots. I spend them on practicing playing music and reading (well, and playing some games on my iPhone ).
At the place where I'm currently working we have started using IRC in the team. We have people working in different locations, and IRC is a quick and convenient way to let each other know what we're working on. Our Jenkins build server is also connected to it, so it announces when a build has failed or succeeded via IRC.