I just wrote wikifirc, a small IRC bot to follow recent changes for specific Wikipedia pages or users in realtime. You can use it as an IRC watchlist, as a way to follow changes by your friends, and maybe more. A very tiny tool, but just in case someone needs this... It's intended to read and send IRC messages from stdin and stdout, so you probably need irctk, which still isn't stable yet but will be properly released Real Soon Now. More information about wikifirc is available in the README.