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A reintroduction to Google+

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure to start at Google and lead the Content and Community Management Team as Program Manager, Community Management on Google+. (I know, mouthful.) A huge part of what that team does is the Google+ Create Community, Early Access, the Collections Community, and more. While I'm still getting my feet wet with everything at the big G, I can already tell that these programs (and the ones we have planned) will be vital to Google+'s success going forward. Scary! But mostly exciting and wonderful. It's my job to support the incredible community managers you've come to know so that we can best work together and get your inspiring content in front of as many people as possible.

Now, some of you look very familiar and I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you a little story about my experience here on G+: Back on the first day of the beta, I made my first post. One thing led to another and pretty soon I was on the Suggested User List, blogging my heart out. It was a fascinating, rewarding, frustrating, fortunate experience that I'm grateful for every day. I've been a part of groups just like the ones I work on - and I hope to bring my personal experience to this role to best represent your needs and concerns. Weirdly full circle, huh?

For the next few weeks, I'll be poking around, asking questions, and understanding the state of things. My goal is advocate for your needs to the other teams here at Google, but first I need to get a handle on what those are. It's impossible to do everything (alas!), but I promise to be as transparent as I possibly can be with you at all times. I'm also a big fan of compromises and creative problem solving, so don't hesitate to tell me what's up at any point! I'm genuinely interested. I, sincerely, want to know how you think this group could be even more useful to you. Don't hold back.

In addition to that feedback, please say hi in the comments below! Here are some rapid fire facts about me to get the introductions started (in case you forgot):

- I can look at a roller coaster and tell you which company manufactured it.
- Every morning, I drink a soy latte. If I don't get it, I'm incredibly sad.
- The Mission in San Francisco is my home and nothing can make me leave it. Why would I move any further away from my favorite ramen spot?!
- I may have grown up on the beach in Virginia Beach, VA, but fall and winter are my favorite seasons by far.
- Previous jobs include: Community Management in gaming / a photo app / customer service software, Campaign Management at the Ad Council (think Smokey Bear), a fitness instructor at the YMCA, Founder of a nonprofit that failed, and barista.
- On the weekends, you can find me at a movie, concert, bar drinking craft beer, on a hiking trail, or in my apartment which I call my 'Fortress of Solitude' when I just need a break.
- My apartment fosters kittens for the SPCA.
- I went snowboarding for the first time this year after a couple off because of an ankle injury and I had the greatest time. I also fell a lot. See below.

We're gonna do great things together. Thrilled to be here :)
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Hi. Woud be great to collaborate in improving G+ :) There are a lot to do :)
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Standing 456ft high, Kingda Ka at Six Flags: Great Adventure in New Jersey is the world's tallest roller coaster. Built by Intamin AG, it uses a massive hydraulics system to catapult the train 128mph via a (very strong) cable attached to the train's underside. Known for frequent breakdowns and an exhilarating, albeit short, 28sec ride, Kingda Ka is one of only three strata coasters (400ft+) in the world. All strata coasters have been built by Intamin AG.

Fun fact: sometimes the train doesn't make it over the top and it rolls back. "Roll backs" are eagerly anticipated by coaster enthusiasts, but don't happen often. When they do, you're perfectly safe. Magnetic fins are present in the middle of the track and will slow the train down to a stop - until you're launched again.

Image credit: Six Flags
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Bah. Kingda Ka is definitely the inferior ride. the OTSR just make the ride rough :/
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Huge congrats to my team on the Spaces launch!
Launch info: https://goo.gl/NUWSZq

Google is, certainly, not a boring place to work! I'm really excited to see the social team offer a solution to all of the communications issues around small group sharing. Before Spaces, you'd have to discuss an event or niche topic over texts, emails, chats, etc. Spaces exists to give every relevant party one place to stay on topic with the ability to chat, share images, links, text, and videos.

A good example would be a home renovation. Create a Space specifically for it, invite your partner and contractor, and dedicate conversation solely around this one subject. No more texts to one person, but not the other, etc etc. To distill this further... Spaces is for focused group messaging and sharing.

A few people have asked me how this impacts Google+ (the product I work on). The answer is that it doesn't. Spaces has no implications for Google+ and we're working as hard as ever to improve your experience here. The functions of G+ and Spaces are complimentary - not exclusive.
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Still a little skeptical about it but I'll give it a shot
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Happy Birthday, Collections!
#CollectionsTurn1

Excited to see where we go from here! I'm curious though... What are your favorite Collections? Feel free to link them to me below. I'm in need of some super rad content.
 
One year ago, we introduced Google+ Collections: a platform for curating and sharing the coolest content about anything and everything that you're into. From cats in Tokyo (https://goo.gl/YV1zHg), to original poetry (https://goo.gl/OA94cc), to Copenhagen street photography (https://goo.gl/PzS9ue) -- you've created and shared Collections about everything under the sun (https://goo.gl/JqdVzO). Today, help celebrate one full year by sharing your favorite Collection or making a new one with the tag #CollectionsTurn1. Cheers (https://goo.gl/jYvMZ0) to more years of #DiscoveringAmazingThings.
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https://plus.google.com/collection/cbR2Y

Sharing this with you. My most popular collection
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My favorite bridge in the city. Heart you, Bay Lights.
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Hermosa vista
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Dusk at Marshall Beach.
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Gooooooooo team!
 
One year ago, we introduced Google Photos. And if there’s anything we’ve learned in these short 12 months, it’s that time flies! That’s why creating a home for your memories matters. Google Photos is all about putting the special moments from the past at your fingertips. And in just a year, 200 million of you have stored 13.7 petabytes worth of photos (...and taken 24 million selfies).

Thanks for a wonderful #YearofPhotos . Here’s to more years of taking selfies making memories!

For more on how to get the most out of Google Photos, check out the Google blog:
https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/google-photos-one-year-200-million.html
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I love the automated layer of backup that Google Photos provides. Just a little tweaking and I get it to back up the folders that I want automatically without issues. And by naming my photos before saving them it makes them even easier to find in searches. 
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Saw this goddess on Monday night after being upgraded from row 31 to row 1 of the second section - RIGHT NEXT TO THE RUNWAY. Life = complete.

Snapped on a Galaxy S7 Edge.
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FREEDOM! 
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You guys like #cats right?

One of the kittens we foster seeing himself in the mirror for the first time. I think he looks like a goldfish.
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A Pacific sunset from Marshall Beach.
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Gorgeous
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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
Relationship
Single
Other names
Paul Randolph Carter Gibson, Carter Kel Gibson
Story
Tagline
Program Manager, Community Management (Google+)
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)
Work
Occupation
Sr. Community Manager, PicsArt | Founder, LittleBigFund
Skills
Community management, Nonprofit management, Event planning, Blogging
Employment
  • Google
    Program Manager, Community Management (Google+), 2016 - present
    Leading the Content and Community Management team on Google+
  • PicsArt
    Senior Community Manager, 2015 - 2016
  • KIXEYE
    Community Manager, Mobile Games, 2013 - 2015
  • UserVoice
    Community Manager, 2012 - 2013
Places
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Washington, DC - Virginia Beach, VA - Norfolk, VA
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VEGA Conflict
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Боритесь за свои права, возьмите под командование мощный флот, ведите масштабные космические баталии, которые определят судьбу галактики. Ср

XCOM®: Enemy Unknown
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The award-winning PC and console game of the year comes to Android devices!Threatened by an unknown enemy, Earth’s governments unite to form

Hunger Games - Panem Run
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Corra através de Panem enquanto coleta chamas e recursos para fortalecer o seu Distrito. A tensão toma conta dos Distritos, e você está no m

American University. Listen to Me. Stop WONK. Stop WONK Now.
inthecapital.streetwise.co

Editor's Note: This is an op-ed written by Carter Gibson, CEO and Founder of online nonprofit the LittleBigFund and...

The 22-Year-Old Nonprofit Founder With More Than 1 Million Followers on ...
inthecapital.streetwise.co

Carter Gibson is a name worth remembering. He may be only 22-years-old, but he has never let his age interfere with...

Dots: A Game About Connecting
market.android.com

The beautiful and addictive hit game Dots is now available on Android phones and tablets! The task is simple; connect as many same-colored d

People Are Commemorating The Wrong Half Of The Bay Bridge
sfist.com

It's the old eastern span, folks. That's the only thing that's going away. But some of you are saying goodbye to the whole thing.

People That Said Goodbye To Wrong Side Of The Bay Bridge
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Inspired by my roommate Hannah who is too busy to make this herself because of law school or some shit like that.

ActiveNotifications
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ActiveNotifications allows you to receive important notifications when your screen is off. When you miss a call or receive a new email/SMS,

About The LittleBigFund
littlebigfund.org

The LittleBigFund is an online nonprofit organization that helps nonprofits in need and empowers donors to make a big bang with just a few b

WhatsApp Messenger
market.android.com

WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to

Elon Musk has 'no plans' to actually build his Hyperloop design
www.theverge.com

Elon Musk has promised to reveal preliminary plans for a super-fast "Hyperloop" transporter on August 12th — but don't expect him to actuall

The power of not very much | LittleBigBlog
blog.littlebigfund.org

When I was working at the Ad Council, we knew that our ads wouldn't suddenly make people save money or stop texting while driving. Instead,

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We don't take a cut of this amount :) Remember, monthly donations recur. Make a one-time donation with the link below. Will you contribute t

Bright Funds
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Easily invest in complete solutions to the causes you care about.

Google Pays $600K To Give Free Wi-Fi To 31 San Francisco Parks | TechCrunch
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31 San Francisco playgrounds, plazas, recreation centers, and parks are getting two years of free Wi-Fi thanks to a $600,000 gift announced

Google Play Games
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Google Play Games app is the easiest way for you to discover new games, track achievements and scores, and play with friends around the worl

Screamscape
www.screamscape.com

If you're a theme park lover or enjoy the best thrill rides the world has to offer, you've found the right place. From new ride announcement

Very nice rooms, great location!
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reviewed 6 months ago
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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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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.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Delicious. Small. Friendly.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago