Clubhouse is a one-year-old social platform that’s generated lots of celebrity buzz, and even more venture capital cachet. This week, the service, where users gather in “rooms” for audio-only conversations about everything from Bitcoin to Bollywood, announced that hosts of these events can now accept payments from their followers and fans.
Tech expert Omar Gallaga told Texas Standard that Clubhouse rooms are a lot like conference sessions – speakers and moderators appear on stage, with others interested in the topic being discussed remaining in the audience. Many room moderators invite audience members onstage to ask a question or make a comment. Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Rock and Elon Musk have all appeared in Clubhouse rooms.