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Social Media is Not a Disease!

Posted by Whitener , 04 December 2014 · 2,801 views

[font=arial]Hi![/font]

[font=arial]Connie here. I’m a newly native Austinite with a penchant for social media. I received my Bachelor's degree from The University of Tampa in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Communications. It is my goal to help make this verse, Your Verse. Together, we have so much potential for awesome![/font]

[font=arial]What really excites me is that I'll be able to talk with you about YOUR visions and ideas, while we at Descendent Studios use your creations to build an incredible space game with six degrees of freedom. Brandon Hess is helping out with our social media strategy, and I'll be implementing it as the team's Social Media Director. [/font]

[font=arial]I'll be asking questions and taking ideas from everyone as we kick off this adventure. Interact with us and be heard! Sign up on our site to get exclusive info about the game and add your own visions for the finished product, follow Descendent Studios on Twitter to get up to date news on STFU, like our Facebook page for posted videos of Wingman's Hangout, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the journey every step of the way![/font]

[font=arial]In the spirit of togetherness, let us know what kinds of social projects you would like to see or where we should sign up to spread the word about our upcoming adventure.[/font]

[font=arial]We are all in this together - I'm looking forward to working with all of you, so please send us your thoughts. [/font]

[font=arial]Welcome to The Verse!!![/font]
[font=arial]Connie[/font]


[font=arial]Facebook: facebook.com/DescendentStudios[/font]
[font=arial]Twitter: https://twitter.com/DescStudios[/font]
[font=arial]YouTube: Coming Soon[/font]

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Welcome aboard Connie and as many might recognize her, she was with us at CIG for a time as well - glad to have you in the verse Connie !

WM

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Happy to be here, let's rock!  :-)

 

Connie

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Welcome and yes it is!  But its not getting cured anytime soon, so might as well use it to our advantage. ;) 

 

Sorry had to bite on the tagline to get it out of the way.

 

I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

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Ha!  didn't know this took moderater approval.. which means my comment is likely not wanted... delete this and that last post then.  SOrry for giving moderators extra work!

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It should not take mod approval, that is probably something we need to fix.

WM

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Ha!  didn't know this took moderater approval.. which means my comment is likely not wanted... delete this and that last post then.  SOrry for giving moderators extra work!

 

 

Hi Milkman, thanks for reading our blog No worries about the approval, it's been disabled.

 

What are you hoping to see in how we communicate with social media?

 

 

Connie

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Hi Connie, Welcome to the team. Not personally a big social media guy(I'm old) but I look forward to being converted.

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Renegade-Shank
Dec 05 2014 02:20 AM

Welcome Connie, that was my Mom's name.

 

I'm looking forward to this adventure too.

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Hi Connie,

 

Good to see you again.  Looking forward to helping reach out to the Descendant community.

 

M

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Hi Connie and welcome! Glad to see DS implementing a full time social media person right out of the gate! Looking forward to seeing where this goes!
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Hi Milkman, thanks for reading our blog No worries about the approval, it's been disabled.

 

What are you hoping to see in how we communicate with social media?

 

 

Connie

 Im not hoping to see anything in particular, just a good representation of the game and the community that is supporting it.  Not a fan of gimicks for likes or bonuses for clicks.  Im a fan of good old fashioned thought out and thoughtful commentary no mater where its read.

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Welcome Connie!  Looking forward to working with you as well! 

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Welcome to the team! :D 

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Groundhound
Dec 05 2014 06:09 AM

Welcome aboard, Connie. Great to see another Cloud Imperium Games veteran on this project. I'd make the obvious joke about the similarity of your name to a spaceship manufactured by RSI, but I'm sure you've heard that enough to be sick of it by now!

I particularly liked this sentence: "Sign up on our site to get exclusive info about the game and add your own visions for the finished product, follow Descendent Studios on Twitter to get up to date news on STFU, like our Facebook page for posted videos of Wingman's Hangout, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the journey every step of the way!"

The order of media options in that sentence indicates that y'all want to keep Descendent Studios' website as the hub of communication for Ships That Fly Underground. I feel this is a great concept that is sadly missed by many game companies these days. Rewarding people who give personal information to social media companies that are completely unrelated to the game's development, rather than keeping the company website as the core focus of interested parties and branching out, has never made sense to me. Social media can be a fantastic amplifier for a good concept, and I'll be the first to admit that Facebook and Twitter have pervaded the modern Internet-connected world. However, those sites require users to manage online identities and continually attempt to protect their own privacy. That's a layer of complexity I would rather not deal with when I'm excited about a game, and I know I am far from the only one who feels that way! It's reassuring to hear that you realize social media is an option, and don't plan to put the cart before the horse.

To that end, I look forward to seeing you and other developers posting on the forums, and hanging out in the chat. Building a united community based around love of this space combat game is no small task!

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Welcome to the team! It's great to see that Descendent starts it's social media activity in this early stage.

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 Im not hoping to see anything in particular, just a good representation of the game and the community that is supporting it.  Not a fan of gimicks for likes or bonuses for clicks.  Im a fan of good old fashioned thought out and thoughtful commentary no mater where its read.

 

Good to hear your opinion, Milkman! I'll be talking with the community so we can build a game that is strong in concept as well as support.

 

Connie
 

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Welcome aboard, Connie. Great to see another Cloud Imperium Games veteran on this project. I'd make the obvious joke about the similarity of your name to a spaceship manufactured by RSI, but I'm sure you've heard that enough to be sick of it by now!

I particularly liked this sentence: "Sign up on our site to get exclusive info about the game and add your own visions for the finished product, follow Descendent Studios on Twitter to get up to date news on STFU, like our Facebook page for posted videos of Wingman's Hangout, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the journey every step of the way!"

The order of media options in that sentence indicates that y'all want to keep Descendent Studios' website as the hub of communication for Ships That Fly Underground. I feel this is a great concept that is sadly missed by many game companies these days. Rewarding people who give personal information to social media companies that are completely unrelated to the game's development, rather than keeping the company website as the core focus of interested parties and branching out, has never made sense to me. Social media can be a fantastic amplifier for a good concept, and I'll be the first to admit that Facebook and Twitter have pervaded the modern Internet-connected world. However, those sites require users to manage online identities and continually attempt to protect their own privacy. That's a layer of complexity I would rather not deal with when I'm excited about a game, and I know I am far from the only one who feels that way! It's reassuring to hear that you realize social media is an option, and don't plan to put the cart before the horse.

To that end, I look forward to seeing you and other developers posting on the forums, and hanging out in the chat. Building a united community based around love of this space combat game is no small task!

 

 

I may have heard a couple of times that my name resembles an RSI ship.... :-) I too am excited to be hanging around the chats and forums. Thank you for your support in this adventure!

 

Connie

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Thank you, everyone for the warm welcome! I'm excited to be a part of this project as we create Six Degrees of AWESOME.

 

See you all in The Verse!

 

Connie

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Hello Whitener (Connie)  

 

I would say welcome, but it seems everyone else has beat me to it lol.    I will say thank you for joining the team, as Eric and team can use all the help they can get.    The best, not only, reason I am here is because of Eric's honesty, energy and personality.      I know that WM and Dev's are going to make a super game, with everyone's help....  :)

 

Look forward to your postings  and ah  Welcome Aboard :) 

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Welcome Connie. 

I'm not big fan of social media, but given our times, its the necessary evil. What i do loathe are the click bait/like stuff, those in my opinion don't tell anything. It just tells me what is supposed to be cool by people i don't care the more likes something has.

as a consumer i'm in fortunate position that i can say i don't want something if i don't like it.

Anyway, looking forward to hear more from you. :)

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