Friends and acquaintances asked each other to invite to join this application, to explore it and spend many hours in it.
What is the Clubhouse app?
Simply, it is an application for group voice chat. When you enter the application, you can join any “room” of the existing rooms in which to share the conversation, or create a room to talk in it with your friends or with those who share your interests.
Whoever creates the room becomes the room administrator, and controls who takes the “microphone” to speak, or pulls the “microphone” from it, or invites one of the attendees to talk, and he can give the authority to manage the room to more than one person with him in the room, so you see some rooms have a large number Among the officials or organizers, and the roommaster appears next to him, a green star.
The style of instant conversations is one of the most important factors that attract many users, because it gives a feeling of closeness and intimacy, with the sessions and nights that we are accustomed to, and with the Corona crisis and people moving away from the mix and the lack of meetings, the “Clubhouse” program appeared as a suitable alternative to that, even if only temporarily.
Also, many of those who reside in the Diaspora, such as those on scholarships and others, have found in it a suitable solution to their suffering because of the distance from the people and society that they have become familiar with since childhood, so we find in many rooms those who are completely based on their own characteristics, as if they have not united to anyone for a long time.
Who launched the app?
The app came out of Silicon Valley, launched by Paul Davison and former Google employee Seth Rohan Seth, and secured $ 12 million in seed funding from the Andreessen Horowitz venture fund.
The application appeared in April 2020, and the number of its users increased rapidly to become in the millions, and its estimated value increased, to reach in the last evaluation to one billion dollars, knowing that the application did not earn a single dollar so far.
How do I register for the Clubhouse?
If you download the application directly, you will discover that you cannot register for it. The only way to register in the application is to receive an invitation from someone who has an account in “Clubhouse”.
And if you received the invitation and you registered in it, the application will give you a certain number of invitations to distribute to whomever you want, and it can give you additional invitations from time to time.
And if you are an Android user, you will not find the application in the app store, because the Clubhouse app is only available for IOS users, that is, the iPhone and iPad only. The CEO of the application Paul Davidson has stated that the application will be available to Android users soon.
Who can I find in the app?
A large group of celebrities have already held talk sessions and seminars, such as Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Mark Zuckerbig, owner of Facebook, and journalist Oprah Winfrey.
Also, a group of ministers and officials in the Gulf attended and spoke in this application, and you may enter the application to find one of them a speaker or a guest in one of the rooms.
The app has grabbed everyone’s attention, from all segments, so you can find government officials, businessmen, entrepreneurs, health professionals, energy, economics, musicians, writers, authors, writers, poets, actors, directors, drama and theater writers, and people of every kind And color.
There is a room steeped in seriousness, created by people of delicate specialization, and there are rooms in general cases, such as government decisions or social issues.
There are technical, medical, business rooms, rooms designated for women, men, singles, losers in their commercial projects, for failures in study, for distinguished students in graduate studies, for scholarship in America or Australia, for lovers of travel, for those who love the art of baking at home, for those who do not have a room to join, to exchange Follow-up, for those who watched Sally and burned Pokemon when he was young! And all that can come to mind.
Many celebrities have started using the platform to provide various content or services, for example the technical expert Faisal Al-Saif who holds periodic technical sessions, and the first meeting he held about the details of using the clubhouse and how to deal with it, there is Saeed Baqeel, a specialist in building brands who complicates a lot Of the motivational sessions for young people and entrepreneurs.
Many rooms have also been created in which the owners of ideas and projects meet with investors directly to present their projects to them from which investments and deals may arise, or to present problems facing them and hear advice and guidance directly from businessmen. Regular sessions to discuss various marketing issues and related matters, and many more.
The mixing of identities … and the lust for speech
When registering, there is a suggestion to link the “Clubhouse” account to the user account in “Twitter”, which gives an impression that Club House is an extension of the Twitter platform in its seriousness and methods of offering it. Therefore, many of those who registered at Clubhouse were their personal photos that were their official photos on Twitter, as well as Identifiers.
But there are those who have discovered the other side of Club House: the entertainment side, in the meetings and evening parties in which laughter and joking do not find an end … or in the open rooms in which they talk comfortably about aspects of their practical and social life frankly and by listing secrets and scandals.
This is not compatible with their official identifiers, so they changed their identifiers afterwards, either to conceal their identities or to not appear in an official stamp in these places. This pattern was so clear that some people created rooms to mock the owners of official photos in the clubhouse.
The exciting thing about the Clubhouse is that it opened a space for people to talk, and this is what made some believe that the Clubhouse succeeded because it addressed the lust for speech of humans. There are many who enter the rooms only for the purpose of talking and not listening, and when the room manager gives them a “microphone” to speak, you find them expressing their joy and gratitude.
Some of them state that he is upset with other rooms because he moves from room to room and no one allows him to speak, knowing that these rooms talk about different topics and different specialties.
There are people who have created rooms for this purpose, so they make the address of the room a clear question: Do you give your son a mobile device ?, Did you borrow from a bank? How many books do you read in a year? This is so that the visitor enters it, reserves his turn, takes the “microphone” to answer the question, then goes out looking for another room in which it is easy for him to get the “microphone.”
Murmur .. and attack
One of the most important differences in Club House from others is its high ceiling of freedom, as it is an instant messaging application, and direct audio recording is prohibited from the device itself in order to preserve the privacy of users (of course, traditional recording can be done), and this direct conversation cannot be monitored in any way.
Therefore, a lot of people talked about abuses taking place. Some women talked about harassment happening to them, and press reports mentioned the establishment of some racist rooms, and rooms that spread rumors and disinformation.
With the increase in these cases, the CEO of Club House announced the appointment of monitors for content, but there are doubts about its usefulness, and the age of 17 years has been determined to be the minimum age for registration in the program, because it is not a suitable place for young people at all.
These qualities have raised the ire of many, and there have been calls recently to leave and boycott the Clubhouse program, because it calls for vice, deviation, and is full of destructive ideas, and these calls began to receive an echo and support from some influencers and celebrities who began to speak out and warn people against using this application.
There are also those who attacked the application because of its time consuming, the normal use of the application means time that may reach several hours per session, and therefore its daily use means a waste of a lot of time, from what we saw in the Clubhouse who creates a room, whether comic or serious, and the session lasts for hours and hours .
Sometimes people leave it to sleep and then return to join it in the morning. This pattern made some people open a room called (the permanent room) with the challenge of keeping this room open for as long as possible.
The party has a place
In an atmosphere like this, funny and strange situations abound. In one of the rooms the official gave the “mike” to one of the speakers, so that the person spoke for an entire hour without stopping, then he was silent about the conversation, and everyone was surprised that the official had not stopped him, so that they were surprised after that that the official took his sleep and left them .
In another room, a girl entered and spoke in a good manner, and the official granted her the right to be responsible. Suddenly, a large group entered, and this girl appointed them all responsible, and changed their image to the Nega turtles, and announced the kidnapping of the room. And another room, they announced a competition among the public, but whoever participates must put his picture when he is young, so if you enter the room you will find all of them pictures of children, as if you entered a meeting place for children of a kindergarten or nursery.