fifoirc creates a named pipe on the local filesystem, such that any data written to the pipe will be written to an IRC channel. It is also possible to connect a filter program to the channel, such that any text written in the channel is passed to the program, and any text output by the program is passed to the channel.
jj is a simple FIFO and filesystem based Jabber/XMPP client. jj is inspired by the ii IRC client. jj is more tool than traditional instant messanger client. It can be easily extended with normal Unix tools. It is perfect for bots and notifications. Interaction with jj is done by writing and reading files from the server directory that jj creates.