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Stephen Downes

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If you suffer from fear of missing out (FOMO) then fear no more: you can now get onto Clubhouse. I won't be on Clubhouse because there's no desktop version; you have to use your phone. And that makes me deeply suspicious of its motives, because the phone is integrated into things like your phone number and contact lists and payment information much more deeply than your desktop. The first principle in the Clubhouse guidelines is "be yourself", which suggests to me they're focused on identification and tracking. Now to be clear: these are all suspicions, not facts.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2024 7:36 p.m.

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