Cryptocat, the New IRC for Privacy Enthusiasts

Wired have a great interview with the guy behind Cryptocat that is as easy as can be to use to set up chatrooms in. The emphasis is mainly on privacy, but design and usability is clearly high on the priority list as well.

IRC has been a pain to use since time immemorial, and even the desktop clients that are supposed to simplify the experience are basically needlessly awful and abstruse.

It’s time to get the word out that there’s now a solid alternative to IRC for most intents and purposes.