This is our first time attempting anything of the sort, so go easy on me. The site’s going through a couple minor changes, so I figured a community update of sorts was in order. There’s basically two things that need discussing:
A lot of you guys have been getting very friendly with each other in the comments and Spencer and I have been getting to know you as well. Heck, some of our longtime readers have been around for years now. We figured — since one can never have too many nerdy friends — that we’d open up the channels of communication and let us all interact with each other a bit more.
In light of this, Siliconera now has a group on Facebook. Also, Disqus allows you to list your FB page in your profile and displays it next to your comments near your blog link — as illustrated in my finely-crafted example image. So feel free to head over and start flinging dung at each other. Or, you know, having meaningful discussions or playing games together. We couldn’t do that before but with Phantasy Star 0 and Monster Hunter Tri coming up, I figure this will be useful.
(Yes, I know the font is off and the timestamp is missing in my mock-up.)
2. Siliconera Speaks Up / Facebook Files
SSU is on hiatus as of….last week. We felt it was getting a little too long for a blog post and there wasn’t enough of a discussion as opposed to people just…saying stuff. HOWEVER. It will be replaced by another, similar-but-cooler feature a week or so from now, so don’t be disappointed. Hopefully, you’ll like what we have planned. We’ll talk more about this next week, probably. In the meantime, you can start up your own discussions on the Facebook group. Oh look, there’s one now!
Good discussions that take place on Facebook will be considered for front page publishing on Siliconera as a summarized "Facebook Files" feature, so we can highlight what’s on your minds every week. The format of this feature will be flexible depending on the length of the discussion and the number of participants. This is hopefully something that publishers will find useful, too, since quite a few of them tend to read Siliconera.
That’s about it for now. If you have any questions or suggestions, fire away…we’re all ears. This is a community effort after all!
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