4th Jun 2021, Kathmandu
The clubhouse is an invitation-only social media app for iOs and Android for both. It is an app where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that are groups of thousands of people.
The audio-only app hosts live discussions. It gives people opportunities to participate through speaking and listening.
Alpha Exploration Company developed it in March 2020.
The audio-only social network has taken the market by storm with people in large numbers for discussions. The subjects range from politics, literature, arts to sports.
It has taken social media circles by storm. Although it was launched in 2020, it was not so much familiar among people. But now, it has drawn attention after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s recent appearance on the app.
Clubhouse lets users start voice chatrooms that anyone can join the room. This allows a group of friends to have a persistent place to log in and talk with each other on several topics.
This feature is precisely why many people enjoy Clubhouse. Regular users say that being in a chatroom with a select few VIPs and only hearing important people speak feels much more intimate and engaging.
The clubhouse’s also moderated nature means that conversations are less disorganized and more productive.
The clubhouse is attracting social media users, and it is trendy among youths.
It makes people pass the time easily staying indoors because of lockdown.
Discussion rooms on various subjects, including politics, literature, cinema, history, sports, and COVID-19, have popped up in the application.
Users can join in any discussion room of their choice and silently listen to the ongoing conversations or add their own two cents to the debate, with permission from the moderator.
Users also have the choice to switch between discussion rooms seamlessly.
How does it work?
Clubhouse creates a place where people can meet up to host, listen. And in some cases, join conversations within the apps. When a user opens the app, the users will be presented with a list of rooms and a list showing who is in each room.
One can either join an existing chat room or start their own room, inviting new people and starting fresh conversations. Each room has moderators, speakers, and listeners. Moderators control who gets speaking privileges, though listeners can “raise their hand” to speak.
It is a platform that allows people to express themselves without fear. Many who have found it hard to communicate their ideas through writings in existing social media have found this ideal for them.
The platform with an intent to also learn the possibilities of this technology.
The ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has cut off most interpersonal interactions. This is also one of the main reasons to have led people to join the application in large numbers.
The clubhouse is an engaging, informative, and fun way to learn, teach and connect people. In addition, it is beneficial for increasing networking.