"Spaces" is Twitter's answer to Clubhouse – The rise of audio chatting

  1. CosmicPaladin
    Jelly Bean Feb 22, 2021

    CosmicPaladin , Feb 22, 2021 :
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    . If your mind is painting a picture of a sports bar or a 24-hour diner to hang out with your friends, then you may be living under a rock. Clubhouse is where folks are clubbing these days, via "voice chats" based conversations. Thanks to the invite-only-based access to this app – exclusive to iOS for now – the hype is real and everyone yearns to get in. With the likes of Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey hopping onto it, it's the next big thing.

    And why not, riding the trend ain't a bad idea. Twitter has now started experimenting with its own version of audio-based social networking – Spaces. You can start conversations and start inviting others by sharing a link via DMs. Few actions such as reacting with emojis, raising hands, and so on are on there, with more to come.

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    In the recent past, there has been a rise in the folks getting onto voice-chat-conversations. Constant multi-tasking, preference to async mode of communication, being able to better express tone and emotion, and smartphones getting bigger posing challenges to single-handed usage are some of the many factors that contribute to this. High-speed internet penetration also helps richer types of communication getting traction.

    We will only see this trend rise, with more apps and social networks offering this. I shall leave you with some interesting stats:
    • 150-180 words is what an average human can speak per minute as compared to typing 40-60 words in the same time period
    • Google voice search queries in 2019 were 40-50x more than what was seen in 2008
    • 60% of the people using voice as a medium of communication have only started in the last year
    Do you see any appeal in audio-first social networks? Have you been voice-chatting lately? What percentage of your conversations have it? Mine is close to 30% and I didn't even realize it! Tell us more in the comments!

  2. suhantm
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2021

  3. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Feb 22, 2021

    Dresa91 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Oh no 😐😐😐
    Hard to see D.Trump on Twitter...
    Now D.Trump on Spaces?... don’t want to imagine it...

  4. Getraje
    Froyo Feb 22, 2021

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  5. camohan
    Nougat Moderator Feb 22, 2021

    camohan , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Audio chatting has always been in India since ages. Do not believe me, lets ask our moms and aunts..!!

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  7. AlienEye
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Feb 22, 2021

  8. SRD.
    KitKat Feb 22, 2021

    SRD. , via OnePlus 7T , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Hahahaa. Yes yes, they do have 1000 MP 360 def Cameras aswell.

    Our very own loop podcast is also a great way of conversation.

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  9. sumitMZ007
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 22, 2021

    sumitMZ007 , via OnePlus 6 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Yes audio search is increasing! One day on a bus stop I was waiting for bus and uncle in front of me, was using Google assistant as if he's asking his friend! He was asking " yee google mereko zoo jane ka he kese jaun" I was like how's google is going to translate that! 😂

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  10. YAKS
    Cupcake Feb 22, 2021

  11. sfomin
    Nougat Feb 22, 2021

    sfomin , Feb 22, 2021 :
    with audio recording or without? :rolleyes:

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  12. WhoisabuOP
    Cupcake Feb 22, 2021

  13. Bhaveee
    Honeycomb Feb 22, 2021

  14. EbyPrasad7
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2021

  15. manuel19
    The Lab - OnePlus 8T Reviewer Feb 22, 2021

    manuel19 , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Wait it's ios only as well? That's dumb. As I read about this I thought like 'good idea from twitter, to finally hop on a new trend again', already thinking of how clubhouse is going to die now since twitter has an app for both.. well guess not.

    Guess we have to wait one or two more weeks until facebook has an app for the same on ios&android or builds it into instagram..

  16. My first OnePlus 5T
    Gingerbread Feb 22, 2021

    My first OnePlus 5T , Feb 22, 2021 :
    Waiting for the public release of the android version, I can only dream, or watch others vids right now. Bummer!!!😂😂

  17. shaheed patel
    Donut Feb 22, 2021

  18. Nipu_1998
    Jelly Bean Feb 23, 2021

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  19. Harshu1
    Eclair Feb 23, 2021

  20. McJader
    Lollipop Feb 23, 2021

    McJader , Feb 23, 2021 :
    Just yesterday I was testing the new Twitter DM voice chat...interesting, but most people on Twitter prefer to stay anonymous, as @YRJ and I were discussing, and I doubt it'll be used much by most of the people I know on twitter

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