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Are you on Clubhouse yet?πŸ—£ πŸ“£

sarthology profile image Sarthak Sharma ・1 min read

Hey, guys just created an event on Clubhouse and sending you the invitation on very short notice. πŸ˜…

Even if you were not able to Join let's connect on Clubhouse anyways. You can find me @sarthology . Party Time. πŸ₯³

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Stephanie Handsteiner

Nope.

(Currently) this app is a nightmare in regards to privacy protection.

For starters you're forced to share your whole address book with a company you barely know. Considering they're creating shadow profiles for every contact in the book that not yet on the network, it would technically also need the approval of everyone in that address book, because it's their data that is being shared with them.
That's a nice collection of data that you can gather here. Name, phone number, mail, ... everything a contact has saved about them in their address book, plus the number of address books you're in.

Germany's high court, for example, even has ruled in 2016 that Facebook's former practice of doing (almost) the same as ClubHouse is strongly going against the country's law.

Also having audio samples of your voice lying on some server from some company you barely know somewhere in the USA sounds like a very good idea, especially since the app is free to use. πŸ‘Œ
They state, they'll delete the files after the room has ended and no one has made a claim on someone in there for saying something that is against the terms, but how do you know that they do in fact delete them? Again, you barely know this company, can you really trust them?

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Sarthak Sharma Author

What's this ? πŸ€”

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sheriffderek

Is that rhetorical?

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Michael Sieb

I've been thinking for a while now about doing a tech talk around our Startup Type Studio (typestudio.co) which we're developing. It would be basically about JavaScript more specifically Angular. Do you think tech talks do have a chance on Clubhouse?

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Crates

I think you're backing the wrong horse if you think that the world wants more of Angular. If you look at the trends in the industry over the last five years, you will realize that Angular is MySpace and React is Facebook. I am unfortunately in a situation where I am helping to support Angular 11 apps every day, and I also code for most of the other frameworks... and literally everyone I talk to hates Angular because of how complicated, proprietary and bloated it is. Everything takes 20x to 100x more code than a competing framework can do the same work from.

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Lara

I personally believe so

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Crates

It looks like this app is only available for iPhones (not even for other Apple products). I'm diametrically-opposed to supporting apps that do this. Apple already acts like everyone already has an iPhone, and provides REALLY bad experiences for iOS talking to other, non-iOS devices. I really hate that so many iOS apps act like the rest of the world doesn't matter or even exist. The fact that they aren't even bothering to develop a web-based experience, a PWA, or any kind of cross-platform experience tells me that this app isn't ready for primetime... even if I did have an iPhone, I wouldn't use ANY app that excluded more than half of my family, friends and colleagues.

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michelledev

nytimes.com/2021/02/20/at-home/clu...
i came across this article and thought I would share.
I too was exploring clubhouse --- sarthak how did you event go?

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relativelyrehan

It'd be greatπŸ‘

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Sarthak Sharma Author

Thanks, rehan.

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Andy Piper

Looking forward to Twitter Spaces becoming more widely available :-)

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Tony Metzidis

What are some good channels/groups?

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Lara

Depends on what you are interested in but it is quite new so a lot to build upon.

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Andrei Jiroh Eugenio Halili

No, thanks. As fellow commenters say, I'll prefer to go to DogeHouse or use Discord/Telegram instead, because ClubHouse is looks like Facebook in their data handling practices.