Wednesday, October 19, 2016
9:00PM ET (6:00PM PT)
The chat uses IRC, an 0ld-school chat protocol. Some important commands (don't type the < >):
Change your nickname: /nick <your-name>
Send a private message to another chatter /msg <their-name>
Emote (jeffwagg is emoting) /me <is emoting>
You can use any client you'd like or you can use:
Mibbit web chat (sometimes hits a capacity wall)
Webchat 2 (no downloads)
Kiwirc web chat
Thank you to Melissa with the milkshake voice for allowing us to use her server!
How to stream the event (from Gizmodo):
There are plenty of options for watching the debate on YouTube:
- NBC News is livestreaming the debate on its YouTube channel.
- PBS Newshour also has a livestream of the debate on YouTube.
- And C-SPAN will have its own stream of the debate on YouTube.
Twitter is livestreaming Bloomberg TV’s coverage of the second debate at debates.twitter.com.
- Deadspin will have a Facebook Live stream of the debate tonight.
- Facebook is partnering with ABC News for a livestream of the debate.
- PBS Newshour will also have a Facebook livestream, which will be followed by analysis.
- Telemundo also has a Facebook livestream with coverage in Spanish.
AltspaceVR - Virtual Reality
Much like the first two debates, AltspaceVR has partnered with NBC News for a virtual reality presentation of the debate. If you own a Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, or Oculus Rift, you can go to AltspaceVR to watch the debate “with people from around the world” if that’s your kind of thing.