Social Audio Began As A Pandemic Fad. Tech Companies See It As The Future

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Reesha Howard, who calls herself the “Queen of Spaces,” was one of the first users of Twitter’s audio rooms, known as Spaces. Courtesy of Reesha Howard

Courtesy of Reesha Howard

During the pandemic, Reesha Howard got hooked on doing live audio chats from her smartphone. First she used Clubhouse, the buzzy, invitation-only app that surged in popularity last year with freewheeling conversations, game shows and celebrity appearances.

Then Twitter invited her to become an early tester of its new audio rooms, called Spaces. Like

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