Mister Rivers' Neighborhood
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The chat room was initially created as a project for an online web programming class (Harvard's CS50W course, via the online course provider edX), and hosted on his personal website, beginning in July of 2020. Cuomo has used the application to communicate with fans, sometimes in the form of cryptic non-sequiturs, and sometimes sharing previously-unknown Weezer-related trivia. Cuomo initially integrated a bot account to occasionally post replies on his behalf.
Riverchat was discontinued in September of 2021.
In September of 2021, Cuomo launched a server (simply titled "Rivers Cuomo") on the chat platform Discord. Cuomo's own chat client was discontinued shortly thereafter, before being briefly reinstated on October 14.