WHAT IS JARKKO OIKARINEN FAMOUS FOR ?
Jarkko Oikarinen is the creator of the first internet chat network, called Internet Relay Chat ( IRC ). Internet Relay Chat is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in text form. The chat process works on a server networking model. IRC became very familiar to the general public in 1991. IRC was alot quicker than using a telephone and calling someone.
WHAT IMPACT DID JARKKO HAVE ON THE INTERNET ?
One impact Jarkko had made was people didn't have to use the telephone as much as they could talk more through the internet. The IRC made life heaps easier to those who use telephones alot.
WHAT HE IS DOING NOW
Jarkko is currently working for Google on the Google hangouts project in Sweden. He now has married Kaija - Leena and has three kids, Kasper (the oldest), Matleena and Marjaana (youngest). He is also a partner and chief software architect at an electronic games developer called Numeric Garden.