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Sr. Community Manager, PicsArt | Founder, LittleBigFund
Community management, Nonprofit management, Event planning, Blogging
  • PicsArt
    Sr. Community Manager, 2015 - present
    • Show people off.
  • The LittleBigFund
    CEO & Founder, 2013 - present
    • Make everything happen
  • BIL Conference
    Google+ Community Manager, Organizer, 2012 - present
    • Create a presence for BIL on Google+, utilizing its unique tools to present ideas and host interviews with speakers • Grow the BIL Google+ page from zero followers to 2,400+ in 4months • Collaborate with the BIL community managers for Facebook and Twitter to create unique content strategies for each platform
  • Kixeye Inc.
    Community Manager, Mobile Games, 2013 - 2015
  • UserVoice
    Community Manager, 2012 - 2013
    • Represent user experience to the team to enhance product development and then communicate company positions back to our community • Improve our feedback product to help brands communicate with their users and users feel heard by their brands • Establish UserVoice as the thought leader in customer service by managing communication on Twitter, Facebook, and the UserVoice UserCentered blog through storytelling
  • HelpsGood
    Community Manager, 2012 - 2012
    • Unified the United Way's social media presence to create a stronger message while retaining a unique voice on various platforms • Consulted the United Way on how to successfully engage their audience both locally and nationally to assure an active, passionate, and reliable community • Reviewed analytical tools to best measure engagement on media platforms for the United Way and Bronx Zoo
  • Kogod Center for Career Development
    Peer Career Counselor, Marketing Intern, Coordinator, 2009 - 2012
    • Coached undergraduate business students to improve resumes and cover letters to propel career and personal development • Organized and executed various recruitment and networking events for 700+ graduate and undergraduate business students providing opportunities for employment resulting in favorable opinions from students and employers
  • The Ad Council
    Campaign Management Intern, 2011 - 2011
    • Simultaneously managed development stages of strategic creation, creative concepting, production, and promotion for the new Anti-Texting While Driving and Feed the Pig PSA’s in a team-oriented environment • Engaged agency creative directors and campaign sponsors directly to guide development of national campaigns • Created three campaign case studies to be featured on the new including the Smokey Bear, Buzzed Driving, and Adoption PSA campaigns to provide comprehensive insight from concepting to impact
  • RealEstate Business Intelligence
    Marketing Intern, 2011 - 2011
    • Created promotional material including publications, blog posts, website design, and newsletters highlighting product features • Produced four, 3 to 5 minute website tutorial videos using Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Camptasia Studio for RBI's online platforms
  • American University
    Orientation Leader, 2009 - 2010
    • Facilitated honest, open discussions and activities for 2000 new freshman with a diverse team of 14 other leaders to address transitional issues, personally leading 500+ students over two years
  • Bean There Cafe
    Barista, Marketing and Events Coordinator, 2007 - 2009
    • Made delicious coffee for the amazing people who needed it • Coordinated special events and created a social media presence to represent Bean There's passionate community
  • YMCA
    Fitness Instructor, 2005 - 2007
    • My first, hellish job. Ask me about it!
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San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC - Virginia Beach, VA - Norfolk, VA
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Sr Community Manager @ PicsArt | Writer | Accidental LGBT activist | Beer drinker
Hey! I'm Carter and I'm fascinated with how people interact with each other through technology. That fascination lead me to be a community manager and you all have empowered me to be an accidental LGBT activist and start a nonprofit. I'm not too much of any one thing and I promise to have fun.
American University
BS, Business Administration (Marketing)
BA, Film and Media Arts

I community manage...
Community Management - Career Development - Marketing - Campaign / Project Management - Event Planning - Blogging - Graphic Design

Interests / Possible Circles
Google - roller coasters - advertising - videogames - nonprofits - movies - beer - technology - music - marketing - social media - graphic design - art - LGBT - nonprofits - motion graphics

In summation
Meyers Briggs - ESTP
Enneagram - 2w3

And I'm gay. Google won't let me tell you any other way...

I'm not going to see every time you mention me. Don't be mad and keep bugging me if I don't respond :)

This account reflects only my personal thoughts and not that of my employers, clients, customers, or (most importantly) pets.
Bragging rights
Who I am here is who I am there, Top 150 (USA), Top 100 Men (USA)
  • American University
    Film & Media Arts, 2008 - 2012
  • American University
    Business Administration (Marketing), 2008 - 2012
  • Cape Henry Collegiate School
    2004 - 2008
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Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
July 11, 1990
Other names
Paul Randolph Carter Gibson, Carter Kel Gibson



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I've had my Nexus 6P for a couple of weeks now, purchased after my scathing rant about its awkward black bar. I went so far as to say that "Google still hates good design." I've softened a bit on the overall package and am enjoying using the 6P as my daily driver, but being the best Nexus doesn't mean the 6P is the best Android phone. 

#nexus   #google   #android   #review   #nexus6P  
Earlier this year, I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It was zippy, had a vibrant screen, a mediocre battery life I could live with thanks to fast / wireless charging, a sublime camera, and an unobtrusive customization of Android (called Touchwiz). It was the most perfect phone I've ever owned up until that point and was the first time I could, with true confidence, tell my iPhone 6-holding friends that we were equal. Over the pas...
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I know I haven't posted here in a long time, but....

Preach, Obama. Preach.

#Obama #ClimateChange #StateOfTheUnion
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If you're chronically losing your shit (literally), the Wuvo Spot may be what you're looking for. You'll just have to remember to always open the app and not be tempted to turn off some its most useful - and annoying - features.

Then again, if you can't remember where you're leaving your stuff, you may not remember to open the Wuvo app.
I misplace my keys, wallet, phone, drink, headphones - everything really - all the time. Too many of my days out have been delayed, and I've been late more meetings than I care to menti0n because I co...
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don't jump the Gun just yet, Gibs :-) they're still ripping us a New Asshole on television #GayIsBeautiful
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VR Horror Game Narcosis Embraces Oculus's Awkwardness
Full story here: 

Last weekend, I had the distinct privilege to preview Honor Code Games' upcoming horror game, Narcosis. It was the first time I tried on an Oculus Rift and holy shit.... This is pretty much the future.

Oh! And I got to interview the team! Check out the interview below to hear how Honor Code is making a horror game on the Rift.
If the Oculus Rift isn't successful, it'll fail because strapping a giant black box onto one's face isn't particularly relaxing. Even backed by Facebook's ...
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Okay. 3D Touch is awesome.
Read my full piece here:

I can admit when I'm wrong, and I was totally wrong about smacking down Apple's 3D Touch. As it turns out, a simple right-click for mobile phones is a very, very big deal.

"Here’s the deal: Apple makes a big hurrah out of the small things. To Android users, this is infuriating. Used to less than ideal opportunities to customize their devices, and the flexibility to install any number of imperfect workarounds, Apple’s late-to-the-party tweaks often feel inconsequential. Android users aren’t wrong to feel this way, especially since Apple’s refinements to Android’s complicated user experience are often given credit for popularizing or mainstreaming Android’s experiments."

Check out my piece over at The Toggle to see why.

#Apple   #Android   #iPhone   #iPhone6S   #tech  
When Apple announced that the big new feature for the iPhone 6S was 3D Touch, I tweeted something snarky. Despite being immensely relieved that Apple appea...
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I'm down with the android feature. It works well, so why try to fix something that isn't broken? Plus, all this bullshit about "advanced" features to line the pockets of designers. I have a Galaxy core, and I feel no need to upgrade for stupid features. 
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MGS is about more than guns and stealth

A few nights ago, I failed miserably trying to convince my boyfriend that MGS V was a big deal. Unable to articulate my way through the entire history of Konami, Kojima, and Metal Gear, I decided to show him the reveal trailer for The Phantom Pain. In doing so, I forgot that my boyfriend hates gore and violence. In case you forgot what that trailer is like, a lot of people get shot in the head in really upsetting, personal ways.

"Ugh, Carter. Why did you show me this? It's just guns and shooting. This isn't interesting!"

Ouch. Metal Gear Solid is about so much more than guns and shooting - and I need to write about why.
A few nights ago, I failed miserably trying to convince my boyfriend that MGS V was a big deal. Unable to articulate my way through the entire history of Konami, Kojima, and Metal Gear, I decided to show him the reveal trailer for The Phantom Pain. In doing so, I forgot that my boyfriend hates gore and violence. In case you forgot what that trailer is like, a lot of people get shot in the head in really upsetting, personal ways.  "Ug...
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So I'm pretty sure it's been a little over a year since I drifted into the ether here. In that time, I spent a lot of time on my personal relationships and my professional growth. My break from Google+ was a much needed timeout, even if I did sort of ghost out like an asshole on Tinder. #oops. While I'm not sure how active I'll be here in the future, I do feel compelled to post today given that it's my one year anniversary at PicsArt.

Back in 2008, I made the decision to get not only a Bachelor's in Business (Marketing), but also a Bachelor's in Film at American University. Flash forward 8 years later and I'm celebrating my one year anniversary as PicsArt's Senior Community Manager. It's such an honor to work with the team the team that has grown PicsArt into an app with 65million people using it every month and over 250million downloads worldwide. Our San Francisco team continues to grow with the addition of extremely smart, fun, and driven people who are a joy to see every day. PicsArt is challenging, creative, exciting, and, as it so happens, it's also the perfect fit for me.

When I decided to study both film and marketing, I never thought I'd have the opportunity to support this many artists on such a global scale. It's a privilege to be where I am and my path here wasn't always as clear cut as it looks in retrospect. From Greek Week to Google+ to UserVoice to gaming, my commitment to overcommitment and a sporadic attention span have led me to a workplace that makes me feel at home, important, and aware.

I look forward to growing as a contributor here at PicsArt as we continue to improve / grow our platform for as long as I can. Thank you to everyone here who challenged me or supported me. Google+ was an extremely important part of me getting to where I wanted to be and I recognize that. :)
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we are natural individuals, me and you - and though i do not believe in keeping pets, pets cannot vote because they are not sapient, and thus they do not qualify for rights in the Constitutional sense.
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Looks like he's ready for crack mission with all that brillo all over his face(lol).
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I just got my Nexus 6P and it has a USB Type C charger. I feel like I'm from the future. If you're unclear what USB Type C is and how it will save the world, good news: I wrote about it.
Imagine this: you're at a party, but your phone is about to die. You're meeting up with this cutie later, and told him you'd text when you're about to leave. You're in quite the pickle, now. Finding t...
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Why do you keep doing this, Google?

Google. You infuriate me. The most elegant product you've ever designed was the Google homepage back in 2009. It's powerful, but all of the complexities remain under the hood. You look at the Google homepage and it just works. You aren't left staring at any part of it saying, "Huh. I wonder what that does..."

With the Nexus 6P, announced today, you immediately wonder how it works, what it is, and why it looks the way it does. The Nexus 6P is everything that's wrong with Google; a personification of the inability to elegantly combine technology, advanced features, and design. This is what's been holding Google back in the phone arena for the better part of a decade and, unfortunately, it doesn't look like they're learning their lesson.
With the Nexus 6P, announced today, you immediately wonder how it works, what it is, and why it looks the way it does. The Nexus 6P is everything that's wrong with Google; a personification of the inability to elegantly combine technology, advanced features, and design. This is what's been holding Google back in the phone arena for the better part of a decade and, unfortunately, it doesn't look like they're learning their lesson.
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Alright, so Apple just made a Surface. I can't wait to see everyone put Apple on a pedestal for "introducing" multitasking, styluses, and a portable, super thin keyboard.

I get it: Apple plays catchup so that they can refine and simplify innovative features, but could everyone else get that too?

#apple   #ipad  
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I was Sarah McBride's orientation leader in college before she was Sarah. I've the distinct honor of watching this wonderful become blossom into American University's Student Body President, intern at the White House, and ultimately become a leader in the transgender equality movement. 

Her story about how she lost her husband Andrew (also transgender) is one of the most heart-wrenching, powerful stories I've ever come across. I never knew Andrew, but, through Sarah's writing, I've learned just how much of an impact he had on Sarah and how important his role was / is in Sarah's journey. 

I spent the first twenty minutes of my day today sobbing my sad tears into proud tears - and I highly recommend this read. Sarah McBride's story (so far) is what movies are made of and where heroes come from. This is one of the most honest, well-written pieces I've ever read. 
“If it turns out that this is incurable, would you marry me?” is not your traditional marriage proposal, but then again,…
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By far the best Bikram Yoga in the city. Clean everything (even the carpet), awesome instructors, and really great deals for your first month or your first month back after six months.
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reviewed 11 months ago
Extremely expensive for something very average. There's literally nothing special about this place other than its atmosphere and that's not worth a $16 burger. It may be charming, but ignore this place until its ego (and prices) deflate.
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A prefect addition to the neighborhood and a much needed outdoor beer garden. This place is a blast. They'll give you a full other pitcher if they run out of your beer and they have quite the selection to try. Go with a group of friends and bring cash.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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My roommate had her credit card stolen and there was a $795 charge at this place. Upon calling and asking if they remembered someone making that change they hung up. I'm confident this entire establishment is a complete scam. The police need to look into it.
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Delicious. Small. Friendly.
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Conflicted about this place because I love the coffee shop much and can't stand the people who rudely serve it to me. If you can just go to Four Barrel where they're still hipster but will treat you nicely. Lines will be long at both anyway.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Poor - Fair
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