Happy ‘Ystävänpäivä’ (Friendship Day) #NokiaValentine

| February 8, 2012 | 19 Replies

So the Nokia Connects Blog released a post today about what Valentine in Finland is all about; apparently it’s based on Ystävänpäivä’ (when I see a word with that many dots and vowels I don’t even try pronouncing it) which is ‘friendship day’ where instead of getting your special someone a card or a gift it’s all about your friends; in the spirit of  Ystävänpäivä and connecting people (I added that second part) Nokia Connects wants us all to share stories about our friends be it on blogs, twitter, email or cave paintings.

Between now and the 14th, write a post on your blog or in the comments section below, about one of the best, most inspirational or caring friends in your life. Share your stories with us on Twitterwith #NokiaValentine and we’ll feature our favourites next week. If you don’t have a blog feel free to email me as well!

Well I’d like to give this a try but rather than a specific friend I’d like to single out I would Actually like to celebrate this Ystävänpäivä with my online friends that I’ve made in the past 6 months, here on the Blog as well as on twitter, so here it goes.

I joined this blog less than 4 months ago, yet I feel completely at home; if I had to choose an online community to be friends with all over again without a doubt it would be the Nokia/Nokia fans/Nokia Bloggers community, the support and well wishes you have for each other (turning a blind eye to favorite OSes today) and the fact that you’ll always find someone willing to answer a technical question in the comments section is simply amazing. To not have met any of you (Yes none!) and yet feel like I know you just because we like the same things and converse in a few lines of text is proof of how open the fans of the nokia community are.

If I were asked to be a bit more specific about some of the amazing people that I’ve grown to now here well of course there’s Jay who we all love, god knows where I would have gotten my Nokia news without him, so a special Ystävänpäivä greeting to Jay for giving me the opportunity to get to know all of you better.

On twitter I would be pressed to choose one person over the rest (everyone is simply so nice on twitter- is it some sort of “not knowing them” effect; cause I’ve grown to enjoy talking to these people who were strangers more than some of my friends on Facebook) anyways on Twitter I would have to pick @StephenQuin58 who is truly one of the nicest, funniest and all around amazing people I’ve ever gotten to know; also known as CarMan on the Nokia support forums Stephens always willing to help a fellow out through a Nokia problem (and he gets a freakishly large number of solutions right-!) so Happy Ystävänpäivä to you Stephen!

And of course all the readers at MNB who put up with my crazy delusions and Rants a  Huge Ystävänpäivä greeting to you!

Hopefully I’ll get a chance to meet alot of you at the next Nokia World wherever that may be and whatever we experience there from Nokia will sure to be as amazing as ever!

Go ahead and share your friendship stories with the Amazing Nokia Connects people (who get a  Ystävänpäivä Shout out as well for being one of the best at everything whether it’s giving us awesome competitions or giving us some information about the latest phones/updates) Here:

So whether your a Symbian A Meego or A Windows Phone; Happy Ystävänpäivä  everyone


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