Jeff Wagg


3rd (AND LAST!) Presidential Debate Chat Room

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>

More here.

Chat Client/app
You can use any client you'd like or you can use:

featurebadgepic1Webchat 1 (no downloads)

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


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.


Most of the major news outlets will also have livestreams on their homepages. There’s ReutersCNNFox NewsMSNBCCBS News, ABC NewsNBC NewsC-SPAN, and plenty of others.

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  1. Where are the fact checkers when we need them?

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