Clubhouse was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Paul Davison and ex-Google employee Rohan Seth. It has been valued at over $1 billion in its latest funding round. Currently, the audio-only social network is for iPhone users only, but Android users will soon be able to participate.
Why are people going crazy over Clubhouse?
I like it because it’s an invite-only platform. This helps vet people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a very inclusive person, but we’ve all witnessed some crazy things on other social media platforms, right?
Secondly, I prefer talking on the phone over posting or texting, because it feels more real; I can feel people’s vibes more than their easily misinterpreted words can tell.
I enjoy listening and speaking without video. Think Zoom call or live stream. I don’t need prep time, lighting, makeup, great background, etc. I simply enter a room and listen. If I have something profound to add to the conversation, I simply raise my hand and share.
I like being on Clubhouse. It feels like I’m on a group call where nothing is being recorded. I can jump from one room to another if I don’t resonate with the topic.
Find me on Clubhouse @mariontrent