TI Community Communication

Communication is a vital component of the TI community, as it has allowed the community to grow and evolve, and it is used for practically everything. There have been different communication tools used over the years, with their popularity and membership shifting from one to another, as each provides something unique and distinct from the others:

  • IRC — used for real-time interaction between members to discuss projects and get assistance
  • Mailing Lists — used for mass group discussion and functions as a large email list of users
  • Newsgroups — an Internet Newsgroup that requires a reader to read the messages
  • Forums — an Internet message board where ideas and views on subjects can be exchanged
  • Webrings — a collection of websites linked together in a circular structure, and usually organized around a specific theme, often educational or social