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๐Ÿ‘‹ Sony-Discord Partnership, Re-launched Website & more...

Our weekly newsletter updating you about everything community.

Pramod Rao
June 21, 2021

Hi there ๐Ÿ™

The only positive thing right now is seeing communities come together to help people out with COVID emergencies. We could do our best by:

  • Donating money to the causes below
  • Donating time by becoming a volunteer and verifying leads
  • Spread the word by forwarding these resources and verified leads

India COVID Resources

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Covid Resources

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CovRelief

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Thank you, for being a subscriber of Threado Wire. We are currently at 312 subscribers and growing. We continue to drop in every week with our newsletter to update you about everything community!

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๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ What's trending?

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Sony announces investment and partnership with Discord to bring the chat app to PlayStation

Sony and Discord have announced a partnership that will integrate the latterโ€™s popular gaming-focused chat app with PlayStationโ€™s own built-in social tools. Sony appears to have offered a better deal than Microsoft, taking an undisclosed minority stake in the company ahead of a rumored IPO. Read more about the deal here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 500+ followers, details plan for tickets, reminders and more.

The company announced itโ€™s making Twitter Spaces available to any account with 600 followers or more, including both iOS and Android users. Twitter is making Spaces more visible on its platform, too. Read more about this development here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Spotify Greenroom Is the Latest Clubhouse Clone

Spotify last month bought the sports-focused Locker Room app from Betty Labs in hopes of accelerating its entry into live audio. The deal promised to expand the app to a wider range of creators and fans, as well as offer interactive features to directly connect with audiences. Read more about the launch here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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IceBreakerVideo re-launched as Gatheround

"Today, Icebreaker is re-launching as Gatheround, with the mission of helping communities, companies, and teams feel a sense of togetherness and belonging, no matter where their people are. Becoming Gatheround reflects our core commitment to bringing people together to forge deeper relationships and build stronger communities and teams." - Perry Rosenstein (CEO, Gatheround)

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Gatheround also raised a few millions from Homebrew, Bloomberg & Stripe's COO

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Instagram Live Rooms Takes on Clubhouse by Allowing Users to Switch Off Video, Sound

"By giving people the option to mute their audio or turn off their video, hosts will have added flexibility for their Livestream experience, as the added functionality could help decrease pressure to look or sound a certain way while broadcasting live" - Instagram

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๐Ÿ“š Learning Pit

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Discord Started With Gaming, but It Might Just Sneak Up on Enterprise Apps

Discord currently occupies a sweet spot between the enterprise and consumer-facing communities with its Slack-like interface combined with open voice-room features popularized by Clubhouse. Whatโ€™s driving the chat startupโ€™s sudden intrigue in corporate America? For starters, the pandemic showed us what it looks like when our professional and personal worlds share the same space, and it has led to an irreversible, albeit uncomfortable consolidation of virtual, digital spaces. Read on more here ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Six things Discord does well

It started as an application for gamers, but its features and functions began to become popular and, as a free tool that allows users to communicate through voice, video and text channels, Discord is becoming increasingly popular.

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Gatheround - A better way to bring people together


Gatheround

Gatheround is a virtual tool to help you host smart, engaging online interactions effortlessly for your community. Their mission is to strengthen communities by giving people a sense of togetherness online that they typically only feel in person. Read more about their story here.

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ ๐Ÿ‘จ Featured Community Builder

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Meet Aviral Bhatnagar : Founder, A Junior VC & VC at Venture Highway


Aviral's built AJVC ground-up serving as a whiteboard platform for conversations around the startup ecosystem. His idea was to let founder stories be heard and to deconstruct the startup space for someone to blend in pretty quick.

AJVC's newsletter has 20K+ readers and a Slack community of 7K+ members.

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๐Ÿ”ฆ Spotlight on a CBC (Cohort-Based-Course)

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Stoa School - MBA Bootcamp

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๐Ÿ“ข Updates from us

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We took a step closer to solving real-world problems faced by community builders and have re-launched our website. The new version of Threado integrates all the engagement tools you juggle with on one single dashboard and makes community management a breeze. We will be launching soon and extending a 30 day free trial for you to test it out! Click on the link below to sign-up for early access.

Unlock Your Community Superpowers!

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Cheers,

Team Threado

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pramod Rao

Pramod aka Prao is the Co-founder of Threado. He is an avid Chelsea supporter, loves to travel when free and spends time being a pet parent. Prior to Threado, he was an early core team member at Zomato leading user growth, content and community.

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