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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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+Carter Gibson I actually came back here to mention and give props to TLoU. but ya beat me to it :) haha, So Ditto, again. 
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Alright, all together now! Say it with me! "I HAVE RACIAL BIAS!"

Phew. That felt good.

On August 18th, 2014 I published this blog post in response to Ferguson. A year later, this sentiment is more important than ever, but I recently found myself frustrated by the Black Lives Matter protestors at the rally Bernie Sanders was attending. This feeling would at first appear to be in direct opposition of my defense of the forms rage took in Ferguson. So I thought about it.

If I had to boil this all down into a single point it would be that I generally believe people should direct their outrage at the people actively working against them, but fresh wounds justify outrage.
This post was originally shared on November 25th, 2014. It has been revived here for your viewing pleasure. I do. I have racial bias. I feel things sometimes that I know are unfair or racially motivated. Honestly, that's okay. We all do. Instead of getting defensive, I think we need to acknowledge the prejudices and biases we have in order to move past them. We need to be aware of our racial biases in our pursuit of equality. Unfortu...
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+Tom Nathe i agree
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One of the best parts about being a Community Manager is that I get to feature fantastic users to the rest of the community. That's right. I'm the dude behind that Suggested User List you so badly want to be on. But I promise you that after you're on the list for a while, you'll ask me this: "Yesterday, I hit 100k followers and I was wondering... If I have so many followers, why am I getting only an average of 100 likes with 100k+ views?"

Good. Question. Thankfully, there's a really rational answer to this that doesn't involve me telling you that your content simply isn't inspiring enough people - try harder.
One of the best parts about being a Community Manager is that I get to feature fantastic users to the rest of the community. That's right. I'm the dude behind that Suggested User List you so badly want to be on. But I promise you that after you're on the list for a while, you'll ask me this: "Yesterday, I hit 100k followers and I was wondering... If I have so many followers, why am I getting only an average of 100 likes with 100k+ vie...
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+Carter Gibson we always tried to tell you that being on it back in the day was a big deal. IMHO it long ago jumped the shark and alienated a lot of users. There was bitterness and now simply apathy.
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When I was 18, Google decided to make me a Suggested User on Google+. This was at the same time I was bombing interviews in college, the worst of which was for an analyst position where the interviewer stopped me to ask what was wrong. I answered, "I... can't wear this suit every day."​ (I didn't get the job.)

Thrown to the wolves of the internet, I quickly learned the consequences of talking to large audiences and the importance of expectation setting. Finesse and authenticity became my new best friends. I slowly cultivated a following and that's when it hit me: I was becoming a community manager.

Flash forward to today and I'm still at it. Also, I love it. 

Community managers create programs to build loyalty, boost engagement, and retain users. We're the ones who identify advocates and empower users to create compelling experiences. We're simultaneously the advocate for our company and for our users, finding middle ground and using our knowledge of the community to communicate effectively. In one hour we're meeting with product, and in the next we're meeting with design. We're the proxy between decisions and users. It's a rewarding, challenging, important place to be.

When I look forward to the future, I eagerly anticipate working hard to build groundwork for more online communities, maintaining their health, and giving people places where they can be themselves - just like I was lucky enough to have when I was 18 and bombing interviews.
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Whoever invented the tie should be hung by it. What a ridiculous piece of clothing. It's nothing more than a symbol of your servitude and a reminder you can indeed be hung at any moment by those above you.
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Want another +Comcast horror story?

In 2012, I began paying Comcast $125 / month for 150mbps. 

Between 2012 and 2015, I complained that my speeds weren't reaching 150mbps. They were extremely unhelpful, continually resetting my modem and updating firmware.

In mid-2015, I leaned that I could get 250mbps for $80 / month - so I "upgraded", only to find that my speeds were the same.

Their response was: "Oh! I see that your modem is only capable of 100mbps. You will need to stop by the Xfinity Store for an update." 

So, the modem they gave me with my 150mbps plan was only capable of 100mbps.

And all those firmware and resets they'd been doing over the past three years, they never noticed that my modem wasn't capable of the speeds I was paying for. 

So I called to let them know I was paying 3/3rd's for 2/3rd's service. Looking back over my speed tests, my modem only went over 100mbps a couple of times (max 114).

They gave me a one time $40 rebate.

I am furious. 

I'd like a 33.33% refund for the past three years please. Now please.
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What application/website are you using to chart your internet speeds +Carter Gibson​​?
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My new savings plan:
Ask people who won't miss $1k to give me $1k.

So like, rich friends... Want to give me $1k no strings attached?
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Btw, like the facial hair. 
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The White Knight Album
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i want Laptop :/
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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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Feel for her Carter. Andree
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Turns out that Josh Duggar, former Executive Director of the Family Research Counsel, actually did have that Ashley Madison account. Today, he said he has been the "biggest hypocrite" ever. Damn straight! That's the same organization that lobbied against my right to marry because I would destroy the sanctity of marriage with my homo-ness.

Unfortunately, in his apology he, says, "I've been living a double life! My poor family!" That's pretty fucking selfish.

I'd prefer, "The double life I've been living to promote myself under false ideals has caused irreparable harm to countless LGBT teens. My insincerity at the Family Research Council could have directly or indirectly lead to their suicides. I apologize to the communities I've villianized over the years with my self-righteousness."

I need to write a longer piece on this, but man... There are some serious perks to everyone sharing everything online, like when it's exposed that our leaders don't stand for the things they say they do. On the flip side, as these leaks continue, will it force us to be less expressive (or more expressive?!). Definitely gotta think on this, but the Josh Duggar leak is a special kind of justice porn.
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I said above 'give it a month...' apparently God works quickly: https://youtu.be/ilFuzKURvhk

Edit: my bad, it's not the exact same lying two faced duplicitous Christian... But pretty close. 
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Good news everyone! I want to fill you all in on the newest, greatest website out there. By total random happenstance, it's also a website I made - about me!

That's right, www.CarterGee.com is real, live, and your new homepage! (probably)

It's the new place - along with Medium - where I'll be posting all my upcoming ramblings and reviving my old ones with a bit of reflective hindsight. I'll also do my best to keep posting here as well. There's still a bit of work to do on it, but I'm really stoked to begin writing more often and having my own place to do it. YAY WEBSITE!

And, of course, feedback welcome.
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+Denis Labelle - I WANT TO SEE IT! ;)
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Android M is Android Marshmallow!

Welcome to the Android family.

#Android   #AndroidM   #Marshmallow  
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Hope you solved you issues with Comcast. Andree
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And this is what I look like now :)
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+Carter Gibson So much better with a beard. ha! :XD
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Occupation
Sr. Community Manager, PicsArt | Founder, LittleBigFund
Skills
Community management, Nonprofit management, Event planning, Blogging
Employment
  • 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 AdCouncil.org 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
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Washington, DC - Virginia Beach, VA - Norfolk, VA
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CEO of The LittleBigFund | Community Manager | Accidental LGBT activist | Beer drinker | Dog lover | Gay techie
Introduction
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.
Education
American University
BS, Business Administration (Marketing)
BA, Film and Media Arts

I community manage...
Experience
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)
Education
  • American University
    Film & Media Arts, 2008 - 2012
  • American University
    Business Administration (Marketing), 2008 - 2012
  • Cape Henry Collegiate School
    2004 - 2008
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
Birthday
July 11, 1990
Relationship
Single
Other names
Paul Randolph Carter Gibson, Carter Kel Gibson