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Since ancient times, humans have relied on spoken language to collaborate, organize, and connect with one another. But more recently much of our meaningful dialogue has been locked away in written text - taking the form of email, social media posts, comment sections, and instant messages. And even when we do speak using these new mediums, it's often controlled or moderated by one individual or organization.
roundtable.audio is meant to be a simple conversation tool for the modern internet. We want to provide the ability for people to discuss whatever interesting topic they want in a more fun and meaningful way than text provides.
To get started, simply create or join a Roundtable, share it with others, and let your voice be heard. Or to understand more of what you can do with roundtable.audio, head over to the FAQ section.
If you have any questions, feedback, or inquiries, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A platform for live, decentralized, broadcasted audio conferencing.
Quite a bit. Like a podcast, you can use it as a stage for dialogue. Like a radio station, you can use it to project a message to a wide audience. Roundtables can also be private, meaning they can be used for closed hangouts, meetings, and much more.
A roundtable can be:
With these options it provides complete privacy if desired or a powerful stage to project ideas.
A roundtable has no moderator. If there are multiple participants, no one person has the ability to mute or kick any one person for the rest of the group. This removes any power dynamic and creates a balance of power between all participants. It has nothing to do with blockchain technology (yet) if that's what you thought we meant.
It is completely free. At the moment, no registration is required to participate in or listen to a roundtable.
No. Roundtables are live-only, meaning that once a conversation is over, it's over. We believe this takes the pressure off of folks who are eager to share ideas and opinions but afraid of "going-on record." Of course, we cannot stop people from attempting to record the audio through alternative means, so be wary of this.
No and no. We are placing trust in you to use roundtable.audio with respect, and to follow the community standards/guidlines found in the Philosophy section.
Sort of. The original idea was actually conceived in the Fall of 2019 as a way to combat boredom on a long commute, but when lockdown began it was clear this would be a great time to build it. It was made even more apparent in the heat of the political turmoil later in the year. Now, more than ever, people need to be speaking to one another.
Fair question, but no. This project has been in progress since before the creators even heard of Clubhouse.
We recently changed our name from discourse.fm to roundtable.audio. Maybe you've seen it before.