After the Covid-19 pandemic came with a lot of changes and some of the changes made it difficult to have in person meetings and conferences. This then pushed people to use a range of apps that support video conferencing.
Before all we knew was Skype, but Just before the pandemic started, Microsoft developed something similar to Skype called Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams and Zoom became the the most popular video conferencing solutions that were made available. Both have their pros and cons but that’s not what we want to focus on today.
The focus of today’s article is based on how the pandemic changed the way we do things. Part of what had to change was the way it we interact. Face to face interactions became difficult during the pandemic as many countries worldwide enforced lockdowns to help curb the spread of Covid-19. This led to the increase in the number of users of apps that could help with human interaction without having to be face to face.
Some of these applications had always been there but because we were able to have in person meetings there was no need to use them. They became the perfect solution. A solution for business meetings or just social interactions. One popular app, Clubhouse was released just when the lockdowns had started. It was initially only available only to Apple Users. It offered various chatrooms were people would discuss different topics and would accommodate thousands of people from all over the world.
Twitter then developed a similar idea which is what brought me to write this article. They had something similar to Clubhouse which they called “Spaces”. Initially, these could only hosted by people with 600 or more followers. And as time went on they changed their policy to allow anyone to host a space, although there is a limit on the number of people that can speak at a time, there is an unlimited number of people that listen.
Twitter introduced ticketed spaces. These were intended for content creators and used as a means for them to earn and to also give those that attend exclusive content. What then does this mean? I see this as a means of reducing costs, instead of travelling for hundreds or thousands of kilometres to go speak at a conference, why not host a space? Twitter Spaces allow you to reach thousands of people without dragging them to one location.
All you need is just to create an account, it’s not even difficult. Any innovation that bridges the gaps in the way we interact is worthy of attention. I believe twitter spaces are worthy the attention. I hope I’ve tried to convince you.
Set a reminder for my upcoming Space! https://t.co/Hpsb92Dor5
— CITE (@citezw) September 1, 2022
#ItshukelwaEbandla is the best space on this app. I hope it continues to grow & thrive in the new year
— Fungayi (@Fungayi) December 25, 2021