There is no doubt that if there is a new informational genre in expansion, it is the podcast. During the year 2020, we have seen how podcasts, which have been around for years but have not yet exploded, have grown in a way that few expected. And it has done it, essentially, because it is a really comfortable and affordable form of communication. You don’t need a large investment to start, with a computer or smartphone you can now record and upload your own podcast.
And taking advantage of this success, a new application called Clubhouse has appeared where the important thing is the voice. It is a new social network completely different from the rest. Here the image that you transmit to others is not important, there are no photos, no videos, there are only conversations with other users using exclusively the voice.
What is Clubhouse exactly?
“Clubhouse is a space for informal and direct audio conversations with friends and other interesting people from all over the world. Go online anytime to chat with the people you follow or join in as a listener to hear what others are saying.
This is how the application itself defines itself. A kind of social network in which the important thing will not be the photos, the videos or the things we write, the important thing is really the voice, talking and communicating with others. The app has a kind of “rooms” or “rooms” full of people talking, all open so you can come and go, exploring different conversations that you want to participate in or want to listen to.
But the different thing is that in Clubhouse the important thing is the voice, we will not have cameras so we do not see who we are talking to at any time, we can only listen to them. In this way, we can talk at any time and situation, without having to “fix” as we would in other social networks where the image is very important.
We could define Clubhouse as a kind of Discord or Reedit, or a mix of both, based on audio. The important thing is what you say, but also how you say it since intonation is a fundamental element in Clubhouse and something that differentiates it from other platforms.
The app has been created by Paul Davison and Rohan Seth. Paul Davison is a former Google engineer and Rohan Seth, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Several companies have already made significant investments in Clubhouse and many hope it will be the social network par excellence of the future.
How do I sign up for Clubhouse?
The audio social network is in full expansion. In the beginning, he managed to convince different influencers related to Silicon Valley and some Hollywood stars such as Drake, Oprah or Ashton Kutcher. To access Clubhouse we need an invitation from another user or join their waiting list so that they give us access within an undetermined time.
However, the creators themselves assure that Clubhouse does not pretend to be an exclusive social network, they simply are not yet prepared to host too many users, so they will grow little by little. In addition, Clubhouse believes that it is important to grow communities slowly so that “things don’t break” and to be able to adjust the product as it grows.
However, even if you don’t have an invitation to Clubhouse, you can now register and reserve the username by which you want to be known on the social network. All you have to do is download the official application and follow the steps indicating your phone number, your name and your Clubhouse user nick and you will be registered. Now you just have to wait for a code to be sent to you to access the Clubhouse.