A few years ago, you would have found the usual crowd of nerds, all talking about something they loved or had some sort of interest in.
Now, though, it’s all about the same stuff, with a few interesting exceptions.
Ars Technic has an exclusive chatroom for the nerds in our universe.
The site is set up for users to connect and chat, but the main content is about gaming, video games, science, and anything else nerdy you happen to be into.
It has a dedicated subreddit, too, where anyone can post links to their own videos, videos of the games they’re playing, or links to the latest news.
“It’s a place where you can just get the information you need, but without having to be a huge nerd yourself,” said co-founder Sam Hirsch, who joined the site in 2012 and is now its CEO.
“You can go and have a drink, have a chat, and enjoy it without having a lot of people following you around.”
The main feature, however, is a chatroom that lets users make their own channel and create their own chatrooms for other people.
Users can set up up a new channel and make a new group for themselves.
In the chatroom, the main topics are gaming, movies, books, and video games.
You can post your own videos and videos of your gaming sessions, too.
The chatroom also lets you invite other people to join and start a new chat, too—just give them a nickname and you’re good to go.
Hirsch and his team also have a separate forum for other members of the nerd community to ask questions about video games and other nerd topics.
Users are encouraged to ask for advice, too: If you’re a fan of The Lego Movie, or want to know more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or you just want to relax after a long day of work, there’s an online forum to ask about all that.
And if you just don’t have the time or patience to spend a lot more time with the nerds, you can always find other users in the chat room.
“People are always interested in what we have to say, and they want to share it with the world,” Hirsch said.
“If you post it, they’ll probably share it too.
And it’s fun to talk about, too.”
Ars Technics thanks Ryan Murphy for the tip.