Angry Birds Fan Friday Honors BirdLeader

Fan-Friday-BirdleaderFor those who haven’t been following too closely, Rovio has completely redesigned AngryBirds.com to look far sleeker and more modern. You can now sign in via your Rovio Account to comment on posts, blog articles, and more.

A Rovio employee who goes by the pseudonym The Robin heads Consumer Engagement, and is one of our closest contacts across the pond in Finland. But to be fair, he’s been such a huge help for us, maybe he should go by the name The Batman.

Anyways, let’s get back on point. The Robin chose to start a new feature at AngryBirds.com called Fan Friday. And I’m thrilled that they started the blog by honoring our very own @BirdLeader! For the full article, click here.

I’m not good at speeches or toasts, but here’s a quick few words about The Man Himself. It’s been just over three years since I started “working” for BL. Since then, it’s incredible to see how the Nest has grown. And no one deserves more credit than BirdLeader. He has worked tirelessly to improve and reimprove this site, and he’s created an incredible community. I consider it a pleasure to be along for this ride, and none of it would be possible without him. And beyond that, he’s actually a really nice guy. It’s not just a persona that he portrays online.

So BL, here’s to you. Thank you for all that you’ve done. You truly deserve this recognition.

Tags: ABN News, BirdLeader, Fans, News
Category: Blog, News

    Comments (18)

    Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
    By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

    Fantastic! Congrats to @BirdLeader and ABN for being the first to be recognized by Rovio on Fan Friday! Well deserved!
    Took a peak at the rest of the new site; it’s really pretty good. So kudo’s also to The Robin.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
    By E-Star (@e-star)

    That is so cool! What started out as a small little project turned into one amazing community and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t visit the nest. Only fitting they choose our very own @birdleader to kick of the fan friday! Congratulations @birdleader!! Well deserved recognition and I love your little instigator ermmm sorry… boy, he is so cute!!

    and to @amslimfordy you are being far too modest, you did great with the speech!
    *clink* here is to celebrating our leader of this amazing flock!

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9660 points
    By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

    Well said, @e-star & @amslimfordy!!

    This place just continues to get more and more amazing; One of the greatest communities on the Web!

    All thanks to @birdleader and his hatchling

    *Raises Angry Birds Soda can @ E-star* *clink*
    (well, metaphorically, it’s still not sold in the US yet ;) )

    Rank: Sling God with 40465 points
    By Terribletom (@terribletom)

    Congrats @birdleader well deserved!!

    You have all made this a “Great” site to interact!! Thank You!

    Rank: Sling God with 26760 points
    By Joey (@joeyba)

    @birdleader I’ll drink to that and share the toast. What you made from this site is amazing and u grouped people from around the world. Cheers:)

    Rank: Shooter with 885 points
    By ABGoRia (@abgoria)

    A belated congrats to @BirdLeader. You deserved the recognition! You and your team made this site a wonderful place to go to.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16755 points
    By trishohara (@trishohara)

    that’s great!

    Rank: Sling God with 48815 points
    By wrw01 (@wrw01)

    @Birdleader Congratulations to you!!!!

    A well deserved recognition from Rovio. You are truly the #1 fan because without your efforts this community of members would not be here to enjoy this moment and take part in the generosity of spirit that you have established.

    What is amazing about the man is his drive to improve the site, each screen (the little black zero), the organization of data, the servers and hardware, and he even asks us, the members, for our ideas. He started and built a quality product that many different folks from all around the world have come to appreciate, participate in and value. The key is that improvement requires work, constant hard work, and when a leader is willing to do this, as you have, then all around him will benefit.

    What I have personally experienced is BL’s sense of “fairness” for the membership. In his posts, notes, messages, emails, and notification, he expresses the view that tries to satisfy all the parties involved and does it in a nice manner. It is like his concepts hit the point or idea that all should remember when we play these games and posting on the site.

    A few years ago a Harvard business publication presented an article about the difference between Leaders and Managers. BL you are definitely a Leader maybe not by training, education or such, but by your very God given nature and personality. Thank you for sharing yourself with all of us.

    What ever the course of life and destiny takes you, the Nest and Rovio this experience of being involved with ABs games and the ABN has truly been excellent. What a great way to spend one’s time and have a “boatload” of fun while doing so.

    Truly a heart felt Thank You.

    Rank: Sling God with 31445 points
    By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

    Ha! Nice surprise @amslimfordy. Thanks for sharing.

    Also, a BIG thanks to all of you Nesters for the nice comments and your continued support! It goes without saying, but you all are the heart and soul of the Nest. It has been a fun ride and I look forward to the years to come.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16845 points
    By Annem302 (@annem302)

    @Birdleader, congratulations! Thank you for all you do.

    Rank: Master Slinger with 7175 points
    By TheAlarm (@thealarm)

    @Birdleader, thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication! Love Everything Angrybirds and cannot wait for new releases…

    Rank: Sling God with 20890 points
    By SweetP (@sweetp)

    Congratulations @BirdLeader for the well-deserved recognition! Your insights and creative mind has made the Nest the success it is today.

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 15190 points
    By TienShenLong (@tienshenlong)

    @birdleader … I’ll share and suscribe all congrats and hails from my Nets’ brothers and sisters… but, as a humble way to DO something that let me show my gratitude, thanks and appreciation for your work and therefore, for you, I’ll say: You started this alone,now the flock is big. And that means responsabilities and work and time but mire that any of that PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE… and that is no common thing. My “Hail to you” is based on that two virtues; and my “THANKS!” are for you to freely and willingly show that virtues “in-action” these 3 years (still!!!), that is more than rare case to witness. If I do not say, sincerely: “Count on me for whatEVER & ANYthing to contribute for this Nest you started”, I probably do not sleep at ease this night. ;) So, I’ve said that.

    THX, BL!

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 19555 points
    By dmsral (@dmsral)

    Awesome @BirdLeader! Congrats!!!

    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)
    Rank: Boss Hog with 14155 points
    By Josm (@josm)

    coming tomorrow (see picture)

    Rank: Avian Overlord with 16080 points
    By crash (@tmax)

    Just wanted to say thanks to Bird Leader and anyone else involved with making this a great site, including all the members, and even myself!….. but special thanks to Bird Leader on this Friday…. cheers!

    Rank: DaBomb with 420 points
    By revCarl (@revcarl)

    I know this is waaaay late but I was reading over the posts and Thank yous and I would like to add( over 2 months later):
    1- I have just joined this site recently, as far as making a profile and becoming a member, and I wasn’t accessing the site for very long before I decided I needed my own profile (which is rarely the case with any website. I think this is because of the great “feel” you get here and the sense of participation. So thank you @BirdLeader and all those who have contributed their time :).
    And
    2. What I was originally going to say, before this post turned into a novel, but in every sense just couldn’t without expressing my thanks as well, is just a random tip of the hat and bow of the head (or cane or whatever) to @tienshenlong. Not to be Weird or anything, but i found his comment very heartfelt and I enjoyed reading it.

    Looking forward to getting to know this site and getting my scores out of the thousands. :)

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