Clubhouse has reminded us what the internet originally promised us: collaboration and community, not arguments and alienation. I hope that Clubhouse can show the big social media platforms—which Clubhouse itself is on the way to become—what we really want from social media. But I doubt that the exclusivity and trust that Clubhouse is built on can scale, unless the way we use social media completely changes. I've been on Clubhouse since October—I was invited by an early member who was the face of the app (the app periodically changes its icon by displaying a user's headshot). But even in those four months, I felt the slow creep of internet trolls seeping into the platform. If Clubhouse and others want to preserve and scale the magic of the early days, they should start treating online spaces more like physical ones: creating some filter over what people and behaviors are acceptable, and allowing the community to hold itself accountable. Clubhouse's founders will be as keen as … [Read more...] about Clubhouse is Dying. It’s Reminding Us What Social Media Should Be | Opinion
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Turf Club will resume racing behind closed doors from Jul 11 after receiving approval from the Government, it announced in a media release on Monday (Jun 22). The club will resume racing with “strict health and safe management measures in place” after Singapore entered the second phase of its post-circuit breaker reopening, it added. Racing fixtures for July to September 2020 will be announced on the club’s racing portal. “The welfare and health of everyone involved with racing at the Singapore Racecourse remains a top priority for the club,” it said. “The club will put in place strict protocols and safe management measures to ensure the conduct of race meetings held behind closed doors resumes safely and efficiently, when race operations restart.” During this period of time, the Singapore Racecourse will not reopen to the public to minimise risk of COVID-19 transmission. Phase 2 started on Jun 19 , during which most activities including limited … [Read more...] about Singapore Turf Club to resume racing ‘behind closed doors’ from Jul 11
I'm going to start this with a disclosure so I can get the fanboys and fangirls off my case from the beginning. I have turned down somewhere between 15-20 invites to Clubhouse. But about two weeks ago, I joined. Why? I want to see what the platform provides realistically and wanted to dispel the hype. I've spent a fair number of hours in it but not enough to be calling my wife a Clubhouse widow, so I am starting to get a good feel for what the potential value of Clubhouse and other social audio apps are. And what is so unutterably (though I am uttering it) ridiculous about the hype around it. To be clear, I don't care whether or not you are in love with Clubhouse. I'm not looking for you to defend it or denigrate it. The same way I don't care what Apple fan children love about Macs. They can't see the forest for the trees. I use Apple devices like the iPad Pro and the iPhone and will buy a 14" MacBook Pro with the M1x chip when it comes out. You know why I will? Because they are … [Read more...] about Members should be heard and not seen. The rise of Clubhouse and social audio?
Video Player Close A police officer walks out of the FC Barcelona's office in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1, 2021. Former FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested on Monday morning along with the club's General Manager, Oscar Gray and the former director to the Presidency, Jayme Masferrer as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal.(Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua) MADRID, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Former FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested on Monday morning along with the club's General Manager, Oscar Gray and the former director to the Presidency, Jayme Masferrer as part of an investigation into a corruption scandal. The arrests happened as Catalan regional police searched the offices at the Camp Nou Stadium as part of an investigation into an affair known as 'Barcagtate'. Barcagate broke in February when the Cadena Ser radio network revealed that the club had used an outside company called "13 Ventures" to criticize the club's … [Read more...] about Former FC Barcelona President Bartomeu arrested as club offices serached in corruption investigation
LONDON: All 20 Premier League clubs have approved matchday protocols for next week's resumption of action after a three-month stoppage due to by the COVID-19 pandemic. A shareholders meeting on Thursday discussed details of medical and operational measures, including how many backroom staff will be allowed to attend away games. The Premier League's Project Restart kicks off next Wednesday with the first two of the 92 outstanding fixtures. Manchester City will host Arsenal and Aston Villa welcome Sheffield United. All the remaining games will be played without fans and a limit of 300 people - including broadcast staff, written media, commentators, doping officials and scouts - will be allowed in stadiums on matchdays. Stadiums will be split into red, amber and green zones with the red zone to include 20 players, 12 coaching and medical staff and a further five "essential staff". Other measures include deep cleaning of corner flags, goalposts, substitution boards and … [Read more...] about Premier League clubs agree matchday protocols