The Silicon Valley set wants an invite to the Clubhouse
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The Silicon Valley set wants an invite to the Clubhouse

It’s the new favored app of the VC set.

Photo via Chatparty / Product Hunt

If there’s one thing we really miss about our old social lives, it’s that warm feeling you get when you awkwardly elbow your way into a conversation at a party.

Flashback: At a social gathering with better-dressed people

Me: Sooo… if you were a kind of vegetable, what veggie would you be?

Them: …

Me: :::awkwardly slinks back to the cheese plate:::

Fun, right?

Thanks to a new social networking app that’s making the rounds on VC Twitter, you can recreate that fuzzy sensation/hot spike of shame. You’ll just need an invitation.

Clubhouse is the new Club Quarantine

TechCrunch reported that Clubhouse, a new social networking app, “blew up” among Silicon Valley types this weekend.

It’s basically an audio-only version of Houseparty, where you can drop into random conversations with others. 

TechCrunch says the social dynamics look a lot like an actual house party: “High-energy rooms attract crowds while slower ones see participants slip out to join other chat circles.”

But this Clubhouse has a velvet rope

Right now, Clubhouse has no public app (it’s invite only). It doesn’t even have a website yet (no, it’s not clubhouse.io — don’t be like the cunning investors who got their Zooms mixed up).

If Clubhouse’s bouncer turns you away at the door, try going down the street to the Chatparty. That’s a different version of a less-good Houseparty: video chat without audio.

Chatparty just launched on Product Hunt, and one commenter already found his preferred silent hang: “My favorite room thus far is ‘Taking a dump, but never pointing the camera down.’”

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