@frostedechoes @dandycat I'm always happy to hear suggestions and be inspired by other platforms! The problem so far is when I think about how this kind of stuff could work in Micro.blog, I can never come up with something I'd actually want to use myself. But I do want to do more with audio and video.
@manton I’d be okay with Micro.blog not becoming another Clubhouse clone. I’m not even sure how it would work necessarily. Furthermore, it kind of seems like a fad thing at the moment. Perhaps it’ll mature into something more substantial, but I don’t think it’s there yet.
It’s great to know that you’re interested in doing more with audio and video. That’s a great leaping off point for me to do some good brainstorming!
@manton Funnily, I had a random thought a few days ago, that I could see a use case of running in its own instance of MB within an organisation (sort of), cultivating an internal community but still x-posting outward where the need makes sense. I was mapping out a solution to the problem in my head and realised that's what MB does at its core :)
@manton @frostedechoes @dandycat Yeah I can see some value and yet why Clubhouse can exist on its own (or maybe become an intergation but not in the traditional sense). Just blindly copying it over obviously makes everything look like stories and I don't see the value either. Glad audio-video will be expanding ... it would be interesting to foster the engagement around an audio piece for example.
I would prefer to see a version set up as a bar, where I can join a small table where everyone participates
If more audio and video is on the way here at micro.blog I get the feeling that it’ll be more of the “small table at the bar” vs. clubhouse.
@cm This thought by @jeroensangers is a delightful one, and something I could get behind more than the less intimate way that Clubhouse does their thing. I don't know that the small table at a bar model would be quite as successful—you certainly wouldn't get hordes of VC bros joining up—but it would be more meaningful.
I agree with what @manton suggests: why not just do a podcast? Maybe those aren't as instant of a thing, but at least they could be more pleasant and intimate. And hey, you could even have new guests on all the time to share differing viewpoints and stories, à la Clubhouse. That could easily attain the feeling of a small, comfy bar table.
@cm This was a fascinating read and a potentially great idea. Thank you so much for sharing the link to your post! I'm also not sure of the technical feasability of such a thing; this isn't my area of expertise. However, it's a unique thought, especially your first mental model, and it does make me long for in-person social interactions again.
@manton Yeah I'm in agreement there (although I'm biased :)). For what it's worth, here's a thought.
It would be interesting to post 'around' live audio. Clubhouse's own difficultly at the moment--they are working on it--is having a way to message speakers questions or such (other guests as well, but there's a privacy angle there to be worked out). So it would be interesting to be able to post about/around doing something live, which is an interesting use case since MB allows replying to a post without needing to be on a plan (not sure that's a good or desired thing though).
After the fact, then yeah it would just be the same as a podcast or any other post for that matter.