Twitter Spaces, the platform that dethroned Clubhouse, is now going to be available to non-Twitter users. This means that you can send a Twitter Spaces link to that one friend (we all have one) who for whatever reason doesn’t want or have a Twitter account.
have friends not on Twitter? that's weird but now you can share direct links to your Spaces and they can listen in via web without being logged in— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) November 4, 2021
So… this essentially makes Twitter Spaces online radio because as long as you have a link you can listen on web. This is great because we have seen a lot of Zimbabweans like Hopewell Chin’ono and many others reach out directly to their following and audiences.
🟣Hosts you should know— Spaces (@TwitterSpaces) October 28, 2021
🇿🇼@daddyhope is an award winning Journalist from Zimbabwe that hosts Spaces on news and politics
🔘@_Podcastinacion has been hosting Spaces to discuss podcasters origins and what it’s like recording at home
💻@aaronmblevin discusses tech, dev + engineering
This helps many people who want certain complex concepts that they might not have the time to research broken down. If for nothing else just to get a TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) on current events and other subjects.
There are some problems though…
However, there are two problems with Twitter Spaces in Zimbabwe. The first is the cost of data, as we are all too well aware the economy has forced mobile network operators to bump up prices. And with income not catching up, things like Twitter Spaces are becoming exclusive to those who can afford a data bundle or have Wi-Fi.
The second issue is that I have seen very few commentators and creators republishing the Spaces in podcast format. This is especially important because the conversations Zimbabweans are having are enthralling and informative and for them to be available only to those who are able to be online is a little unfair.
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