What is there to know about Clubhouse, the social app of the moment? Pretty much everything.
Although, most of you might be on it already and we’re simply still navigating.
Clubhouse, the latest thing to further drive “fomo” to the next level is an audio based platform where users can follow different people and topics and randomly jump in on discussions in the “rooms”. Think of it like a podcast, but with actual unedited conversation.
The fact that it’s invitation only, and based on a verified user referral system makes it all the more legitimate and exclusive. Currently, it’s iOS only as well.
To join, an existing Clubhouse user has to send an invite from their app giving you access to set up an account.
The app rose to global level fame after Elon Musk literally broke the app by holding a talk on there last week. It is currently blocked in China.
Why we like it
The variety of topics is wide and the audience is global. What’s good about the platform is that it’s exactly like scrolling for a podcast, but a lot more interactive, impulsive (in a good way) and of course, real time.
Users mainly sit and listen, and are able to exit the room by tapping the “leave quietly” button. If they want to speak up (in some chat rooms, this is allowed), simply press the hand raising emoji.
In Thailand, the community is growing-with a wide range of public figures, from media professionals and tech heads hosting chats everyday on the platform.
Clubhouse has the potential to disrupt conferences. Think about how we often pay good money to travel and attend overpriced conferences, now-the global speakers are only a button away. This is one way the platform can think about monetization in the future.
Its too soon to tell whether Clubhouse, with its speculated 6 million active users will become a fad or will it eventually be a platform for discourse, networking and potential collaboration between people who’ve never even met.
Our take? We’re finding some good gems and good rooms to follow on there. The potential is vast, think of all the networking and MBA meet ups that can be held on there. We like the diversity.