CLUBHOUSE PUTS THE FOCUS BACK ON AUDIO. IS THIS A NEW DAWN FOR GLOBAL DISCOURSE OR ANOTHER PLATFORM FOR POSING? It’s by invite only (members initially get two to send out) and once in, you can browse a growing number of virtual chat rooms – each with a moderator supervising – eavesdropping on any discussions happening in real time and raising a hand in order to take part. On Clubhouse, the individual rooms include Afropolitan Lounge, Women’s Powerhouse and Culture Club for streetwear. For sharing ideas and perspectives, audio can be nuanced and reflective, with no need for emojis or reactions to signal mood or tone.