Clubhouse, Silicon Valley’s invitation-only audio chat room, is now one of the fastest-growing social media apps in the world.
What Happened: According to Sensor Tower, an app analytics company, Clubhouse ranks in the top 30 of apps that iPhone users have downloaded this week in the U.S., and is first in nine countries including Germany, Japan, Italy, Taiwan and Brazil.
According to a data analyst, the app crossed almost 6 million registered users as of February 1, 2021.
Clubhouse is less than a year old but is already valued at around $1 billion. The newcomer hopes to popularize audio as the next big social medium, instead of photos or text.
The application was developed by Paul Davidson and Rohan Seth.
Why It Matters: The U.S.-based app gained in popularity after Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: (TSLA)) founder Elon Musk made his debut on the platform on February 1st. This includes in China where the hashtag “Clubhouse Invite Code” was trending social media platform Weibo this week.
His appearance probably also led to the spike in a similarly named but unrelated company’s share price this week.
Then on Thursday, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined “The Good Time Show” talk show on the app, under the name “Zuck23.” Zuckerberg was there with fellow Facebookers Andrew Boz and Fidji Simon.
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