Mefi Club on Clubhouse February 27, 2021 4:34 PM   Subscribe

I recently joined clubhouse for information on startups, fundraising, and to provide knowledge about our industry domain. I looked for a Metafilter club on clubhouse but didn't come across one.

Is anyone working on a Mefi Clubhouse room? Metafilter has a great community and thought a club of Mefites would be nice. Sadly I don't have the time to start or manage one, so figured I'd ask and see if someone was working on one.
posted by herda05 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM (23 comments total)

A key question here is surely how many mefites have access to clubhouse. In my head, I always assume it’s, like, maybe five.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:42 PM on February 27

Probably plenty of people want invitations.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:50 PM on February 27

Good point! I definitely requested one, just for kicks
posted by Going To Maine at 5:48 PM on February 27

I have a couple of invites if people are interested. I do have to use them for networking purposes, but could certainly set aside some as I get them to invite mediates on. I think they want to grow organically, and having mediates on their social network is only bound to be good in the long run. I think. :)
posted by herda05 at 6:17 PM on February 27

Missed the edit window, but mediates = mefites
posted by herda05 at 7:26 PM on February 27

In 2004, gmail invites were swapped. The more things change...
posted by theora55 at 7:29 PM on February 27 [6 favorites]

I have three invites, if anyone wants one.
posted by holborne at 8:23 PM on February 27 [1 favorite]

Holborne, thank you for the offer. I sent you a me mail.
posted by AugustWest at 9:28 PM on February 27

Out of curiosity I looked at what Clubhouse is since all I knew was that Musk wanted to talk to Putin on there, and I learned that it is for *shudder* voice chatting. I'm happy that other people are into it, but literally the best thing I think that has come out of the smartphone era is that I no longer need to ever actually talk to others in real time.
posted by Literaryhero at 1:35 AM on February 28 [17 favorites]

it is for *shudder* voice chatting

So like a walkie-talkie? Revolutionary!
posted by Meatbomb at 8:10 AM on February 28 [3 favorites]

how many mefites have access to clubhouse

Isn't it iPhone-only?
posted by doctornemo at 9:43 AM on February 28 [2 favorites]

Yes, iPhone only.
posted by holborne at 11:38 AM on February 28

Then that offers a hard limit to MeFi participation, given that not everyone sports an iPhone.
posted by doctornemo at 1:52 PM on February 28

it is for *shudder* voice chatting
So like a walkie-talkie?
Ten four, good buddy, for sure for sure, do you get a copy on me pig pen, come on
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 2:59 PM on February 28 [4 favorites]

Sorry, only pay the apple-tax for my laptop.
posted by signal at 4:40 PM on February 28 [1 favorite]

I'm on there and have a two invites. I don't really use it, but I'm happy to send them along to the first couple folks who memail me.
posted by holmesian at 11:17 AM on March 1

Ten four, good buddy, for sure for sure, do you get a copy on me pig pen, come on

Why hasn't someone made Convoy, an app that lets people simulate driving a big rig cross country? It would let you do fake CB radio chats, but it'd work like Penn & Teller's Desert Bus minigame: you can only radio other rigs while actually "driving" a rig in the app, and it veers slightly so you can't just set it and forget it, and you can only "radio" other rigs in range.
posted by star gentle uterus at 3:22 PM on March 1 [4 favorites]

Because, like real CB radio, it would quickly devolve into idiots who use dedicated traffic/emergency channels for chatter because no one wants to switch away from 19 because they're moving too fast to have a conversation on any other channel -- and the people who shout back at them to get off this channel it's for emergency / traffic use only, and wind up playing their stereos through the mic at max volume to make the whole thing fucking useless.

At least that's my experience when my dad got into CB.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:01 PM on March 1 [3 favorites]

There are some real privilege issues with these questions. Not everyone has the privilege to link their mefi ID with their clubhouse ID. Clubhouse uses real names.
posted by The Last Sockpuppet at 1:20 PM on March 2

Clubhouse uses real names.

Having just made an account, I can confirm that many people on Clubhouse are actually using fake names and sock puppets despite the stated rules. (Like, very obvious fake names, not "John Doe".) It’s surely a privileged space -and I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually do a crackdown on fake names, or use it as an excuse to drop people - but these are things that can be avoided. Key notes:
  1. Use a fake name that sounds real-ish, if you’d like to be cunning about it.
  2. Register a Google Voice number so that your phone stays even more secret.

posted by Going To Maine at 3:24 PM on March 2

Anyone still got any invites? I want to be in the cool kids club
posted by Freelance Demiurge at 8:35 PM on March 2

I've got a couple left, although you can be sure any club I'm in isn't the cool kids club. Anyway, if you'd like, MeMail me your mobile phone number.
posted by holborne at 10:12 PM on March 2

MeMail me if you want an invite. I get three new invites every week.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:57 PM on March 4

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