Apparently there is a new platform on the Cyber Space or rather we have recently just learnt about it
The only clubhouse I know is the dictionary definition for a building having a bar and other facilities for the members of a club.
From what I gather from the internet Clubhouse is some sort of audio-chat social networking app which is somewhat like tuning into a live podcast but more exclusive since you join by invitation.
Clubhouse has been around since March 2020, when it was launched by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth. In May 2020, it had just 1,500 users and sometime in mid-February of 2021 Elon Musk hosted an audio chat on the app with Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev and of course it blew up
Currently Clubhouse has over 2 million subscribers and is valued at $1 billion.
What’s all the Clubhouse fuss about?
The fact that you need an invitation to join gives it a certain virtual elitisim.
Now compound this with the additional fact that they had not rolled out Android support means that currently only iPhone users have been enjoying this app…..
Apples and Oranges
I am from a country, where in some circles, owning an iPhone is considered a status symbol, an achievement… a declaration that I have arrived, in sea of Android phones… How can one not? iPhones generally cost more than Androids and additionally they use a lot of mobile data and wifi so even if you could afford one, fully enjoying all its cloud features might prove tricky.
Now it seems people have adopted an attitude that owning an iPhone might also be a measure of intellect, engagement and civility…
People will gloat about having mature conversations on Clubhouse and throw slander at how when Android folk join Clubhouse it will go to the dogs…. Cant one just enjoy something without having to Lord it over people…. one gets what they give…
I sometimes wonder if the first page of the iPhone manual says: Congratulations on choosing to make this life-changing purchase and then proceeds to give you tips on how to let people know that you own an iPhone in every conversation…
Can you tell I don’t own an iPhone? Haha well, I, I, I can’t even afford a decent Android phone, let alone a brand new one. Would you believe at my big age I have never owned a brand new phone? Its also probably why I have so much phone drama too, check out articles on some of my phone escapades:
Apples and oranges I dream of a world where people are not judged by their choices in fruit arent they all fruit at the end of the day?
PS I would probably pick an Android over an iPhone if you want me you can find me in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse chilling with the clowns waiting for my turn on the jumping castle.