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Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on the world's buzziest social network to talk about the future

Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on the world's buzziest social network to talk about the future
Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance on the world's buzziest social network to talk about the future
Zuckerberg took a break from running the largest social network to talk about the future on the buzziest social network.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on a Clubhouse talk show on Thursday evening.
  • Zuckerberg appeared on "The Good Times Show," a talk show on the buzzy new social-networking app.
  • The show has attracted tech moguls including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev.
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The man in charge of the biggest social network just joined the buzziest new social network.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg created a username - "Zuck23" - and signed on to the new voice-chat invite-only social app Clubhouse on Thursday night for an interview.

Like Tesla CEO Elon Musk before him, Zuckerberg jumped on Clubhouse to participate in "The Good Time Show," a talk show on Clubhouse.

Zuckerberg was on the show to discuss futuristic technology from Facebook's Reality Labs group, which specializes in augmented reality, virtual reality, and other platforms believed to be the future of human-computer interaction.

To that end, Zuckerberg discussed the promise of AR and VR as it applies to remote work. In the next five to 10 years, according to Zuckerberg, half of Facebook's staff could be working remotely on a permanent basis - regardless of pandemics.

"We should be teleporting, not transporting, ourselves," Zuckerberg said, according to a transcription from the venture capitalist John Constine.

Perhaps more notable than what Zuckerberg said on Clubhouse was his presence on the new social-networking app - Facebook is notorious for replicating key features of its rivals through Facebook and Facebook's subsidiaries. Instagram Stories, for instance, is largely a re-creation of a similar function on Snapchat.

Aside from positive buzz, Clubhouse has been repeatedly criticized for its moderation issues that overwhelmingly affect Black people and other people of color, Grit Daily reported. "On Clubhouse," the report said, "there are no screenshots. There is no way to drag up old Clubhouse posts years later like a user might do on Twitter. There is no way to record conversations - meaning there is no way to prove that someone said anything controversial at all. There's no path to accountability."

Clubhouse's key functionality is voice-based communication: Users essentially join group voice chat rooms, which other social networks don't offer. The app is invite-only, but it's expected to open up to everyone in the near future.

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