You’ve probably heard of it before, you may not know exactly what it is, and it’s even less likely that you’ve used it before. Clubhouse is an emerging social network and somehow everyone seems to want their “ticket”. How to get to it? What exactly is a Clubhouse and much more …
Clubhouse is an “audio-chat” app that has attracted a great deal of attention and money from Silicon Valley. Unlike social networks like Instagram and TikTok, Clubhouse is not based on video or photography, but sound. It’s another way technology has brought people together at a time when physical contact is limited by a pandemic. The app, which is (currently) in beta and only available to iPhone users, targets a market value of $ 1 billion and “unicorn” status. Founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth describe the app as “a new type of social product, based on sound and allowing people to speak “.
For now, Clubhouse is still a very exclusive affair and few people have received an invitation. What if we still manage to get an invitation? Here is everything you need to know about the Clubhouse app.
What is a Clubhouse?
Clubhouse is a new social network and “audio-chat” app created in March 2020. Paul Davison and Rohan Seth have developed an app that contains virtual rooms where app users can listen or actively participate in conversations on selected topics. You can also create a room yourself and choose a theme.
How It Works?
On the main page of the Clubhouse app (“The Hallway”) we find all the rooms that are currently active and can be joined. Once we get to the room, we can just listen to the conversation, or raise our hand and say our opinion – something like we are used to from virtual conferences in Zoom and Teams. Each room has a moderator who allows participants “on stage” (“on stage”), which basically means that person has the floor.
You can also join “Clubs” within the app. These are described as groups of people who share the same interests. “Clubs” can organize rooms and host events. The app also has a calendar showing upcoming events. If, as a user, we find an interesting event, we can also set a reminder for it.
How do I get an invitation?
As already mentioned, the Clubhouse application is currently still in beta, which means that we can’t just download it and start using it. For this we need the invitation of someone who is already a user. If you want, you can also sign up for the “waiting list” by downloading the app (currently only available for iOS devices) and submitting your phone number.
Do I have to say something or can I just listen?
It is not necessary for the one who joins the room to speak. It is necessary to be aware of the size of an individual room, namely certain ones can attract thousands of people. So we can definitely just listen. On the other hand, if we happen to find ourselves in a room with five members, it might be a little embarrassing if we say absolutely nothing right? So we first check the number of people in the room and then decide whether to join it.
Why so much talk about the app?
Last summer, the Clubhouse app received quite a bit of negative attention when New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz opened a debate about how the media portrays Silicon Valley culture. This has opened up a broader discussion about how the app will address harassment issues, as well as questionable content, conspiracy theories, and false information.
Why is the Clubhouse app so popular?
There are several factors that have positively influenced the fact that the Clubhouse app has gained in popularity so quickly. The first is certainly that the app came out at a time of the pandemic, when physical socializing was very limited. Another and probably equally important factor is exclusivity. You can become a user or member only by inviting an existing member, including celebrities from business and entertainment. Some are also among the speakers.
Who all uses the app?
Med drugim so to Elon Musk, Ashton Kutcher in Drake, potem actor Jared Leto, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, actor Terry Crews, and entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
What are people talking about?
Word is flowing about practically everything from “start-up” tips, music, industry, to real estate buying conversations, and so on. There are even rooms for singles, photographers and comedians. It often happens, however, that someone creates a room just for socializing.
When will Clubhouse finish the beta?
Officially, the timeline for further development of the application is not yet known.
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