Forbes Says That Big Tech Just Wants To Tear Clubhouse Down

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A new article on Forbes reports that Clubhouse might be the big new social network of 2021 but doesn't stop tech's big superpowers from being intent on taking it down. A series of new product announcements from Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter are naked attacks on Clubhouse's audio rooms.



Facebook just announced a series of new audio products, including a thinly disguised Clubhouse alternative. Live Audio Rooms are due on the Facebook app by summer, starting as an add-on for existing Facebook Groups. Facebook seems intent on getting celebrities and sports stars involved:

"As part of this initial rollout -- and because we know communities aren't built just in Groups -- we'll also bring Live Audio Rooms to public figures so they can host conversations with other public figures, experts and fans," Facebook announced in a blog post.

We're making live audio both accessible and discoverable so that public figures like American football quarterback Russell Wilson, Grammy-nominated electronic music artist TOKiMONSTA, artist and director Elle Moxley, and five-time Olympic medalist and entrepreneur Nastia Liukin, and can share ideas with new audiences and create a forum for discussion, without the added pressure of being on camera."
Reddit Talk brings audio conversations to its communities

Reddit is also in on the conversation. The platform just gave us a "sneak preview" of Reddit Talk, which a new feature that will allow subreddits to host audio conversations. It says it will only allow moderators to start conversations during the trial phase of Reddit Talk, "but they can invite trusted speakers to co-host a talk."

Twitter Spaces

Then there's Twitter Spaces. This was announced back at the end of last year, and it's Twitter's attempt to host live audio chatrooms. Up to eleven people will be able to speak in a Twitter Space, and only people chosen by the host will be allowed to speak. Again, there's the equivalent of putting your hand up if you wish to contribute. The service is currently in beta testing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Attacking newer competitors in an obvious way would seem to support the increasing calls for regulation of huge social media giants.


    Competition is normal - but if big SM companies are viewed as joining forces to limit or damage growth of a smaller competing company...wouldn't that support claims of 'monopoly' or collusion?



    Just thinking with my fingers...it does seem that some social media have become very sure of themselves in the past year and I'm not sure they are as protected as they seem to believe. But - I could be wrong about that.
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    • Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Attacking newer competitors in an obvious way would seem to support the increasing calls for regulation of huge social media giants.


      Competition is normal - but if big SM companies are viewed as joining forces to limit or damage growth of a smaller competing company...wouldn't that support claims of 'monopoly' or collusion? .
      It is collusion. Isn't that why they're trying to hard to block TikTok. Isn't that why Instagram was bought out by Facebook? And why Microsoft (Mixer) tried to kill Twitch by signing Ninja to an exclusivity deal. And rumors of them trying to buy Discord got started?
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