Monthly Archives: October 2012

freenode outperforms Quakenet as the largest IRC network in 2012

I already mentioned in one of my previous blog post from August this year that freenode is about to outperform Quakenet in terms of user counts. And it happened in June this year, as you can see on this graph on irc.netsplit.de. From all of the Top 10 IRC networks, freenode is the only one who keeps growing while all others constantly lose users. Its quite interesting when we think back to the old days when we were using Quakenet and had user counts like more than 240.000 simultaneous connections in 2005, and roughly about 75.000 in 2012.