If you have read the news recently, then you've heard of Clubhouse. The social media app has taken the world by storm. But, chances are, you can't use it just yet. It's only audio, it's filled with controversy, and it has no memory. You can only get invited, for now, and there's little moderation.
When Facebook opened its platform for developers, back in 2009, Farmville leveraged the social platform and soon managed to amass more than 32 million daily players and about 90 million total. The game is over now, but its legacy of monetization and addictive mechanics on video games is real.
What do you get if you can have influencers and explicit pay-per-view content in the same place? What you get is OnlyFans, and people are still figuring out the morality around it.
When both the Republican and Democrat parties agree that you've gone too far, then you have, in fact, gone too far. That's the case with Facebook. The social media giant has had a volatile 2020, and now it faces not one but two lawsuits.
HBO recently shocked the movie industry when they announced that their 2021 movies would be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. A decision like this could be the final blow to that centennial rite of watching movies in a dark room with a giant screen, blasting sound, and a hundred other people.