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In the late 1970s, hackers forged a social media network using the dominant audio tech of the time — the telephone

A vintage landline phone
A vintage landline phone
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A Clubhouse charity drive raised more than $140,000 for Texans hit by disaster

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Pattern Matching

Products like Clubhouse and Twitter’s “Super Follows” offer a new kind of engagement

A slide about Twitter’s “Super Follows” pulled from a recent presentation for investors

Big Technology

Why Twitter’s Clubhouse clone is poised to give the hottest app on the planet a run for its money

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The app pressures you to upload your phone’s contacts — and makes them visible in surprising ways

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Pattern Matching

The hot new social app has found success by replicating real-world social structures rather than exploding them

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