Are you like me, still waiting to be invited to Clubhouse, the new and exclusive social media network that works with audio? The social media app’s idea is you can go online anytime to chat with the people you follow, or hop in as a listener and hear what others are talking about.
Developed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Paul Davison and ex-Google employee Rohan Seth, the app received 12 million in funding in May last year and has continued to soar up til two million users this week according to a statement
by the Clubhouse team. This is interesting. As a product it is somewhere between prerecorded podcasts and messaging with Twitter, but supposedly more human as you have actual conversations. How will they make money? Tipping, subscriptions, maybe recording.
In the link the feelings of a new user at Vogue after finally getting access.“Once you’re in, Clubhouse feels both chaotic and exciting. You’re greeted with the discussions that are happening at that time, as well as chats scheduled for later. You’ll see chat rooms hosting talks on music, film, culture, race, tech, and beauty. I was instantly hooked: names of celebrities who were normally out of reach were suddenly a click away.”
As it is still in beta testing, its exclusivity means you’ll be added to the waiting list unless you receive an invite via a friend or colleague. Each person gets to invite a handful of friends once their application is successful. Drake and Oprah Winfrey are members.