It’s been over three years since the first Jodels appeared in the valleys of Aachen and we have come a long way since then. Now millions of Jodelers connect with the community around them to laugh together, share the hottest news, exchange useful information, and much more. It has been an amazing journey so far and we’re looking forward to all that lies ahead.
During this time we have been guided by principles that helped us make decisions. Values we tried to incorporate into our everyday work as much as in our communities. These principles have guided our internal work as well as every interaction on Jodel. Every Jodeler has contributed and helped mold them into what they are today.
Over the last few weeks we have been sitting down discussing what is important for us and for you. Over 20.000 Jodelers helped this process. From the seasoned moderator to the new Jodeler, all of you assisted in creating these values. The whole team would like to thank you for your time and support.
Today we’d like to share the current values with you to make sure everyone knows what the Jodel community stands for. We encourage all Jodelers to join us in protecting these values, to live and act by them and continue making Jodel a place for everyone to have fun:
Positive and friendly: we want the Jodelers in our community to always be positive and nice to each other. Good vibes only!
Helpful and supportive: we want Jodelers to help each other out. Do good and may the Karma be with you!
Colorful and diverse: our different colors represent the diversity of people and topics in our community. We celebrate and embrace diversity. Variety is the spice of life.
Original and creative: be your original and unique self, share your own amazing thoughts. We value creativity and new ideas. Just be yourself!
Respectful and human: remember that you are interacting with real people, not only a screen. Treat others the way you want to be treated, be friendly and have respect.
Jodelahuiiitiii: never ever underestimate the importance of fun. Don’t take life too seriously, smile and enjoy the ride.
As the only constant in life is change, we might revisit and refine our values down the line. We are also aware that not all Jodelers respect our principles. If you notice someone disregarding them, speak up and together we will make Jodel a better place.
Today we proudly share this with you. Use the #JodelValues to share your feedback and thoughts with us (if possible in EN so all of us in the HQ can understand it 🙂).
Have a great day and keep up the good jodeling!
Niklas & the Jodel TeamNov 2, 2017