If you have accessed a social network in the past few days, you have probably heard of Clubhouse, it is not? The new application has caused an uproar and aroused the curiosity of Europeans. And nothing less! The aura of exclusivity and the presence of great world figures has collaborated to transform the Clubhouse into the biggest news of the moment.
But, after all, what is the Clubhouse? Check out the AGX article and learn all about the new social network.
Understand what the Clubhouse is and know its characteristics
If you had gone on the news and thought “Another social network? Do I really need this? “, Know that the Clubhouse has a completely different proposal from the other competitors.
First of all, we can define the Clubhouse as a kind of live podcast. Users can access the rooms on any topic and follow the discussions as listeners. Or, if you prefer, you can actively participate by chatting with other participants.
When you register with the application, you can choose your username and the subjects you are interested in. Later, they will be presented as room suggestions. The Clubhouse has a timeline with the rooms that are happening live and allows you to find conversations scheduled to happen at other times.
The chat rooms are themed and can be filtered according to the preferences of each user, thus allowing a personalized experience.
To interact as speakers, users need to ask the room moderator for authorization, similar to meeting applications like Zoom, using the “Raise your hand” button. In this way, it is possible to organize the debates and allow the participation of all interested parties.
The biggest difference of the application is that everything happens by voice. There is no possibility of text communication, and there are no likes or shares.
Depending on the type of room, the contents are open, that is, any user who enters can hear what is being said and give their opinion. However, it is also possible to create private rooms to interact only with friends and acquaintances.
Therefore, there are three options for configuring the rooms: the public rooms, where anyone can participate; the social ones, where only authorized persons enter; and private, where only those invited by the moderator can have access.
Interaction with great personalities
However, what has generated a frenzy about the new social network is the presence and the possibility of interacting with great personalities, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, for example.
Both have joined chat rooms in the app and have already declared themselves users of the feature. In other words, you can “exchange an idea” with celebrities, names of reference in your area of activity and anonymous people, in one place.
The Clubhouse has one more factor that arouses everyone's curiosity - and will: exclusivity. So far, only guests can join the network. Each new user receives only two invitations to distribute among friends, making the application an extremely exclusive place.
In addition, so far only iOS users have access to the application.
The Clubhouse in numbers: possible future of the social network
Despite being gaining space in Portugal just now, the application has been in existence since April 2020 and already has about 6 million users. In addition, it is valued at around $ XNUMX billion.
So, what can we expect from the future of the social network? It is too early to say whether it will become the newest fever in the world, however, the creators, Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, former Google employees, have big plans for this.
In an interview with the CNBC website, on February 1, the CEO of the social network, Paul Davison, explained that they are looking for ways to monetize the platform. Is Clubhouse a new path for content creators?
According to Paul, users will be able to earn money through a system similar to crowdfunding, and the creator of the room will be able to receive the value directly from the audience that accompanies it.
“We want to allow them [content creator users] to make a living directly with the Clubhouse through subscriptions, ticket events and receive tips from listeners who will be happy to be able to pay them directly for the experiences they are creating,” said Paul The CNBC.
So far the platform does not charge users for content and has no ads.
What is done in the Clubhouse, stays in the Clubhouse!
The platform does not allow recording or storing conversations. In this way, nothing that is said in the rooms can be consulted or heard again. If you try to record your phone's screen to store discussions, the application will display a message alerting you that it violates the platform's principles. That is, trying to record conversations can result in a ban.
However, this policy has been questioned by other social networks and considered controversial, since, if acts of racism, homophobia, among others, occur in conversations, it is not possible to consult any record to punish those responsible.
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So, now that you know the platform better, what did you think of the application idea? Will you enter when you receive an invitation? Tell us in the comments!