The New Social Stack
The End of Facebook?
Clubhouse is the newish social media phenomenon I seem unable to stop talking about. It’s an exclusive, inclusive platform that is based on voice. In their words:
“You can still challenge each other and have tough conversations—but with voice there is often an ability to build more empathy. This is what drew us to the medium.”
It’s like having a hotline where a few thousand people are available to have a spontaneous conference call about… anything.
Want to learn/talk about psychedelics? Asian American identity? Taiwan? UFOs? Space factories? Transhumanism? Shamanism? What’s happening in Nigeria? What’s happening in Ethiopia? 😟 It’s all available now, directly from people connected to the topic or on the ground. Want to ask Eric Weinstein a question? Or MC Hammer? Raise your hand. And, you don’t have to agree.
Don’t want to talk about politics? Or how to get a million followers on Instagram? Just walk past those rooms in the hallway. Get bored? 🖖 Leave quietly.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok feel… non-consensual in comparison, as though the algorithms are attempting to manipulate you into a bizzare schizophrenic psychosis. Read this enraging political article, now! Get mad! Now, watch this sexy young girl wiggle her butt at you! Wait no, kittens! Now, watch this ad for a Rolex. Ok, now you can get a post from a friend that you want to see.
It seems that psychographic microtargeted algorithmic short-form video format is a bug, not a feature. The future is about presence and listening and sharing authentically, defining real problems to solve, and disconnecting to reconnect, not growth hacking. Let’s build it together and aim towards Star Trek, rather than Mad Max.