Tanya Basu: The future of social networks might be audio
27/01/2021 – 08:24
“Every morning, as Nandita Mohan sifts through her emails, her college pals are in her ear—recounting their day, reminiscing, reflecting on what it’s like to have graduated in the throes of a pandemic.
Mohan, a 23-year-old software programmer in the Bay Area, isn’t on the phone, nor is she listening to an especially personal podcast; she’s using Cappuccino, an app that takes voice recordings from a closed group of friends or family and delivers them as downloadable audio.
“Just hearing all of us makes me value our friendship, and hearing their voices is a game-changer,” she says.”