Respect and admiration are earned, not granted. When we think about the men and women who have served this country, we have only respect and admiration for them. The veteran community means so much to us here on Clapper. We have a large community of veterans in this app and we thought we would give them the platform to voice their opinions and experiences while serving and after serving their country. From this thought, we have created: Veteran Voices.
We want to make sure we emphasize that our goal as a video platform will always be to focus on our users and provide them with the tools to express themselves in any form, as long as they respect our community guidelines. For this reason, we have created a campaign that highlights all the veterans of Clapper. Here is how you can participate in this tribute:
From today to September 11th, we will be releasing our hashtag #VeteranVoices. Make sure if you are a veteran or have friends and family who served or are currently serving, to use the hashtag to join the conversation. This is a good way to join the veteran community on Clapper and meet other people with the same values and interests. We will choose 5 to 10 creators who use this hashtag and highlight their stories.
Blog of Veterans
On the week of 9/11, we will feature the lives of a few veterans and their stories, as well as a special Deep Dive for September 11th. If you want to be part of this tribute, make sure to put the word “veteran” on your bio. Everyone who puts it in their profile will receive a blue ribbon badge on their profile image.
Opinions Are Not Facts
We want to set a disclaimer for this specific movement. Clapper does not associate with a specific opinion discussed with this hashtag, we are the providers of the platform to express those opinions. We are encouraging people to talk about topics that they are passionate about, without inciting conflict and bullying of any form, of course. However, we all need to be understanding and respectful of other people’s opinions.
With current world events, conversations can get heated. We encourage you to listen and express yourself in a respectful matter with all your fellow Clapper creators. Not everyone is going to think the same way, and in a way, that’s what makes conversations interesting. Spread kindness, opinions are not facts.
Remember, this is also a chance to honor the people in your life who have served. Mention them in your tribute video and let them know how you feel about them. If you are a veteran, we thank you for your service. This tribute is for all of you!