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Former Twitter Employees Raise $2.75M In A Pre-Seed Round For Their New Social Media App Spill

DeVaris Brown and Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell used to work for Twitter. Now, they work for themselves.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 1, 2023

Meta's Facebook Platform To Offer Creators Up To $50K Every Time They Use Its Clubhouse-Like Feature

Facebook is willing to go to great lengths to cancel out the competition! As previously reported by AfroTech, the social media company is now operating under the name Meta, and has announced that it will pay artists and creators as much as $50,000 each time they use its new Clubhouse-like feature, Insider reports. Per two people “with direct knowledge of the outreach,” production companies that are working with Facebook have offered musicians and social media influencers close to tens of thousands of dollars in Facebook Live Audio Room deals. Creators are required to host four to six sessions for at least 30 minutes in duration for the Facebook offering of $10,000 and $50,000 per live session. Courtesy of Facebook This isn’t Facebook’s first rodeo at attempting to lure in creators through programs that are similar to rival social media platforms. Currently, for the month of November, Instagram is offering creators a maximum bonus of $35,000 if their Reels are able to reach 58...

Shanique Yates

Nov 22, 2021

Clubhouse Ends Its Invite-Only System And Officially Exits Beta Stage

Clubhouse has officially exited its beta stage! Just a year after launching on iOS, and later on Android systems, the audio-streaming app has officially exited its beta phase which means its invite-only system is out of the window. Things to love about Clubhouse: ✅ Wonderful people ✅ Fascinating conversations ✅ Backchannel ❌ > ✅ Easy to join After 16 never-boring months of building, we’re thrilled to share that Clubhouse is now out of beta, open to everyone, and ready to begin the next chapter! — Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) July 21, 2021 According to Complex, in an announcement on July 20, the Clubhouse team announced what the platform’s next chapter will look like for users. “The invite system has been an important part of our early history,” wrote founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth in an official blog post. “By adding people in waves […] we’ve been able to grow Clubhouse in a measured way, and (mostly 😬) keep things from breaking as we’ve scaled. But we’ve...

Shanique Yates

Jul 22, 2021

Twitter Launches 'Fleets' Feature, A New Way of Tweeting That Will Disappear After 24 Hours

Twitter is joining the wave of social media platforms with new and exciting updates. Today, the platform launched Fleets, a new way for people to share thoughts that stick around for only 24 hours. “To help people feel more comfortable, we’ve been working on a lower pressure way for people to talk about what’s happening,” said the company in a written statement. “Today we’re launching Fleets so everyone can easily join the conversation in a new way – with their fleeting thoughts.” According to Twitter , tests were conducted in Italy, India, South Korea, and Brazil and they learned that the new feature helped people to feel more comfortable to join conversations. “We saw people with Fleets talk more on Twitter,” they continued in a blog post. “Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what’s on their mind. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable...

Shanique Yates

Nov 17, 2020