byJaime_Lee09-23-201109:06 PM - edited 09-29-201107:51 AM
Well, today is officially the first day of Autumn. Here in the Northeast, we didn’t need to check our calendars because hints of red and orange in our trees had already begun to warn us that summer was winding down.
The summer was certainly like a whirlwind with all the swimming lessons, barbeques, jaunts to the beach, Bible day camps, and all the summer birthday celebrations. It seems like at least two Saturdays a month were spoken for to have cake and ice cream with someone!
In fact, it was only 3 short years ago that the Verizon Community was born. I know because it was shortly after the launch that I had to “force myself” on the sidelines while I tended to my own new baby. On all accounts, the 3 years have certainly “flown by”. It has been wonderful to see the community take its first steps and quickly demonstrate itself as a leader thanks to the valuable contributions of our community members!
We started off with our Residential Support Forums on August 1, 2008 where customers can interact with each other and help solve each other’s problems. We shortly thereafter became the “hub” for our customer focused blogs. The Verizon At Home blog gives you the latest news about your favorite Verizon products and services (such as what’s hot and coming with FiOS TV). The Responsibility blog is where customer’s can stay informed on what Verizon is doing to make a difference for our customers and the communities in which they live. The Small Biz blog is an essential tool for Verizon’s small business customers. They are able to get tips from Verizon and experts in the industry to keep their business growing. The Community is also an access point for the Medium Business Blog which is geared for our larger business customers. Recently, we have also branched off to include the Verizon Idea Exchange which has had an outstanding response from community members and was such a success with IMG 1.9 I know most of you are also familiar with our Room To Learn site. There, you have access to articles and online workshops about home entertainment and home networking topics, and you can learn how to get the most out of your digital lifestyle.
To celebrate our community’s three year birthday, we want to see how you enjoyed your summer birthdays (or a birthday in a past summer) whether it was a small cake after dinner or an entire neighborhood kind of party!
We set up a special Video and Photo Gallery just for this purpose in the Customer Information Center section of the community. Everyone that contributes a video or photo by October 31, 2011 Midnight (Eastern Time) will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to receive a 55 inch LCD Emerson HDTV (approximate retail value of $1200). No birthday memories to share? Please still stop by and browse photos and videos by your fellow members. Leave a comment if you desire =) The community team is looking forward to seeing all the fun cakes and creative birthday decorations of our members!
Please see the participant and content requirements below:
Must Be a Verizon Residential Community Member
Verizon Employees are not eligible to win
Only one entry per member. Additional photo or video uploads by the same member will be disregarded after the first submission for drawing purposes.
Photos and videos should be submitted starting September 23, 2011 Midnight Eastern Standard Time through October 31, 2011 Midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Submissions must adhere to the Verizon Community Terms of Service (such as no copyright infringements (TV shows or movies in your film or music you didn’t create) no nudity, rude language…etc)
Photo(s) submissions should be in jpeg, gif, or png format.
Videos should be no more than 2 minutes in length. We recommend H.264 video format, but we support many commonly used codecs such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VP6, VP5, H.264, H.263, WMV/WMA, and MJPEG.
To submit a photo, click on the "tree" icon, for videos use the "reel" icon.
Both images and videos are "pre-moderated" meaning the content is reviewd by our moderation staff before it is viewable. You will see "content unavailable" while your video is uploading to our server and then you will see the message "Awaiting Approval."
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