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Chukles provides humor fans a social place to discover and enjoy hilarious content, and tools for funny people to make money, grow and connect with their audience with tools and a marketplace for creating, sharing, and selling their best stuff.

Getting Started

Typical newbie questions.

What is Chukles?

Chukles is a mobile app dedicated to perfecting your mobile humor experience.

With Chukles™ You’ve Got A Laugh!®

We could go on and on about crowdsourcing quality through gamification etc. but the important point is that overall, we are building a system clearly designed to promote good stuff and send the bad stuff to the dustbin.

What is my Chukles HumorScore™?

Are you funny? Your Chukles HumorScore™ will give you a scientific basis to understanding your funny factor.

By allowing users to score and filter content with a convenient mobile app, Chukles helps you create sharing groups for your friends and contacts so that you only send the “right stuff” to the right people!

While it can be all too easy to share the “wrong stuff” with the wrong people, Chukles is designed specifically to protect against just this kind of thing.

When people rate your content highly it means you have high quality stuff to share, and it also means you’re sharing it with the right people. This ‘humor-sensitivity-factor’ is what we are using to determine, sort of kind of objectively, whether you are funny or not.

Does this make sense? Yes, this is “science”, try it out and see!

Chukles Features

The features of the Chukles mobile app.

How do I Follow Another User?

To put someone in a group they must be following you already. So be sure to invite them to connect by using the “Follow” button.

Once you are connected, users will show up in your Frieds view — which means you can add them to your Alliances and share and create humor with them.

Alliances are secure sharing groups with the addition that they are “like-humored” people that you can group together based upon the type of stuff you want to share with them.

How Does Chukles Handle Anonymity?

Safe and responsible sharing of humor is at the heart of the Chukles experience.

We at Chukles have gone beyond the standard legal privacy documents that all applications use and haven guidelines that we have developed in order to protect the anonymity of our users, should they choose to remain anonymous.

Chukles considers the 3 basic categories of app users:

1. Accounts that remain totally anonymous

In this case, a pseudonym is selected, fake first and last names used, and of course a non-personally identifying avatar image combine to effectively hide the personal identity of the user.

Anonymous users are as subject to blocking, flagging, and being banned as all system users, but are not overtly ‘punished’ in user scores or standings.

Anonymous users can only share content publicly or not at all. Share groups are not enabled because of course proper social sharing requires sender trust and identification.

2. fake names, with share groups

To effectively share content, you must allow yourself to be somehow identified.

Through contacting friends and sharing content whereby share recipients can reasonably be expected to know the sender.

We offer a ‘anonymous lite’ option here where we encourage users to not use real first or last names, and a non-identifiable avatar image. When content shares are sent out, the notifications contain an optional “hint” text which the user can either put their real name or use a sentence to describe themselves such as “the guy from Philz Coffee” or “your favorite former olympian”.

While this will surely result in being personally identified, there is room here for some “plausible deniability” and we leave it to our users to discover the best practices in this area.

3. public accounts with real names

Accounts require real names to be used, share groups defaults are larger.

The perfect example here is a comic using Chukles Professional edition. This person actually desires name recognition and uses Chukles as a platform to distribute and develop material.

For details on our legal privacy policies, please see the privacy statement: http://chukles/privacy

Is Chukles a Game?

Users are scored using a scoring model which helps us to find the “funniest” users and to encourage and promote them.

Users with high scores unlock achievements such as expanded/premium sharing networks, one-time system-wide content broadcasts, and promotion of their user and content in the newsletters and Chukles website.

Conversely, Users that post poorly rated content will not be allowed to expand their sharing network beyond the default 25 users until they “raise their game” a bit.

So there is a competitive nature to Chukles and many ways to earn extra features and even prizes.

So if it smells like a game, and looks like a game, then it is a game!

Is Chukles Just Another Mobile Social Clone?

While on the surface, there may not seem much unique about uploading and sharing content. Whoop.

But the fact is Chukles is much more than just another content dump.

Chukles brings a number of patent pending innovations including:

  • Chukles offers a Gamified Level-based User Experience (GLUE) which rewards users with recognition and system badges and benefits for posting great content and sharing it with the most appropriate users.
  • Sophisticated scoring and content rating models based on the Hyper Evolving Algorithmic Platform (HEAP).
  • A premium offering for Comedians and other creative content analysts which provides analytics and data on humor quality and audience targeting.
  • A great mobile experience with over 20 high-tech roadmap features including Google Glass Heads up display, What’s Funny Near Me? location based display, and cats with laser helmets.
Secure Sharing Groups

Chukles gives you the control you need to share humor with the right people — and to keep out of trouble by not sharing the wrong stuff with the wrong people (or groups of people!)

The creation of your share groups is very important to your ChukleWorthy™ Score performance — sharing the right stuff with the right people means high ratings when your content is viewed.

So give thought to creating and naming your share groups!

Shake to Load / Joke of the Day

When you launch the Chukles mobile app, you don’t have to wait around for a laugh — the first thing you see is the top-rated public item.

After rating the top item of the day (who knows, maybe it’s not your thing?) you are free to close and continue on to other features of the app.

Or, if you want joke after joke loaded from all the top content in the system, just shake your device and the next item will pop up.

Kinda fun.

What are Share Groups?

Creating “Sharing Groups” lets you share content and perform activities with your Chukles Friends and Followers.

Chukles supports secure sharing groups, with awesome new powers. Members of your Share Groups will be notified when you share content with them with just two clicks. You can also decide whether you wish to receive these notifications yourself, in what format (currently email only supported,) or whether to turn them off.

To put someone in a group they must be following you already. So be sure to invite them to connect by using the “Follow” button.

Once you are connected, users will show up in your Frieds view — which means you can add them to your Alliances and share and create humor with them.

Alliances are secure sharing groups with the addition that they are “like-humored” people that you can group together based upon the type of stuff you want to share with them.

What are the benefits of using Chukles Pro

Chukles Pro Benefits

Use our incredible Chukles Pro mobile app to take your Comedy Career to the next level

  • Mobile Content Tools: Joke Notepad: for crafting and sharing the perfect joke
  • Sound Recording: for live recording
  • Image Upload (use your favorite image editing app)
  • Video Upload (use your favorite video app)
  • Content Monetization  – Get paid for your comedy
  • Mobile Product Management
  • Mobile Sales Reports
  • Pre-configured Product Levels sets your pricing and Fan expectations
What is my HumorScore™?

Chukles content is highly categorized allowing users to be selective about the types of humor they want — and do not want — to see.

By scoring Content, Chukles users continue to drive quality and makes the content on Chukles just funnier than anywhere else.

Your HumorScore™ is calculated from a number of factors including how highly your shared content is rated.

Privacy and Security

Frequently asked questions about the handling of your content and personal data.

Can just anyone see my posts?

Chukles is a safe place to share content online — even stuff that you might not want to share with just anyone.

Unlike major social networks, Chukles makes it super-easy to choose who gets to see what. And if you don’t give access, nobody can see that you posted something.

In addition to “fair use” protections, we also rely on the fact that in the USA it is legal to display humorous interpretations of existing works are satirical and protected First Amendment speech.

That said, it is important to note that just like all content platforms, in order to allow creators the ability to ask us to take down copyrighted materials, we have an obligation to provide uploaded content to an anonymous search.

But in our anonymous search, all personal information is stripped.

Chukles Privacy and Data Policy

http://chukl.es/legal

Is Chukles really anonymous?

Like all content platforms, in order to allow creators the ability to ask us to take down copyrighted materials, we have an obligation to provide uploaded content to an anonymous search.

But in our anonymous search, all personal information is stripped.

If a website visitor wants to see who posted a particular item, they will need to install the mobile app, and then you can request the content poster to add you to their group.

Only if you are added to the share group for the content item can you see the username of the content poster.

You will never see the personal information (full name, email, phone) of another Chukles user unless you are added to one of their share groups.

How Are We Doing?

We feel your pain. Click to give us lip.

FAQ Answer Bar Graph

Sometimes you need cold hard data to back up your so called facts. But in this case we need no such thing.

Successfully Answered Question

70%

Answers Just Caused More Questions (Successfully Induced Confusion)

80%

Overall Chukles User Life Satisfaction

90%

Chukles Adoption by Noobs

90%

Chukles Adoption by Online Trolls

65%

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