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Making Google+ Work Better For You

This morning, we announced better comment filtering, responsive design, photo zoom, and events coming back to Google+. We also announced that we will be turning down Classic Google+ on January 24th and making New Google+, The Google+.

Thank you, everyone, for your feedback these past few months especially as we worked towards making Google+ the best place to connect through shared interests. We're beginning another journey together and we can't wait to build Google+ with you in 2017. 
When you share feedback, we listen. (If you're in doubt, take a look at Luke's post on all our recent updates: We're excited to share some more big updates with you today. Check out the changes we're making so the new Google+ works even better for you!
From better commenting, to showing you more of what matters, to bringing back Events, we’re making a bunch of improvements to Google+ based on your feedback.
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+Sheila B. DuBois Nothing right now, but we know you want it :)
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Truck purchase: justified.

This was my morning commute from Tahoe back to San Francisco today. Didn't hate it. Would do it again.
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When the morning comes, we're still humans.

Gorillaz make their return after a six year hiatus to make a statement before Trump's inauguration. Gorillaz have long been my favorite band and they're giving me exactly what I need. 
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Thanks for being you.

Google+ is filled to the brim with incredible creators, passionate people, and truly inspiring content. We know that. You know that. And now it looks like more people are starting to notice.

I know there's been a lot of change here over the past year or so and, while there'll continue to be more, I think we're truly finding our niche by helping others find theirs. Google+ is an incredible place to come together over shared interests and we've watched so many incredible things, relationships, and moments be made here.

I'd say #ThatsAPlus 
Google's social network still has a large and active following.
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+Carter Gibson thank you for being you too! Congratulations for shifting further Google+ towards "come together"!
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CES was full of treats for creators!

Hey look! It's another article I got to write! Once again, CES was filled to the brim with fun toys for photographers, drone enthusiasts, and any health nuts who love wearables. Take a look after the jump!
Here are all the new tech that caught our eye at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
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Hmmmm. I'm not sure. I should ping my editor so I can find out... :P
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wobble de wobble de wop wobble wobble

Wooden roller coasters, like tall buildings, sway a certain amount. This is perfectly safe and makes sure that the wood flexes instead of snaps. However, the (Old) Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas was notorious for just how much it wobbled.

More famously, after 19 years in service, it was converted to a hybrid steel / wood coaster - the first from the esteemed Rocky Mountain Coaster Co.
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Horrifically chilling coaster🙆🏻‍♂️
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Drawing the eye in...

A few of my favorite tricks for creating mesmerizing focal points in your photos. 
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I'm like, "Oh thank god because that was super expensive."
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El Toro at SFGA: A Truly Great Ride

It might surprise you to know that the same company that manufactured KingdaKa (and hundreds of other steel rides) also made this woodie. El Toro is manufactured by Intamin and is renowned for its smooth ride. Both rides are featured in this photo.

Why is it so smooth? Glad you asked. El Toro is actually a 'pre-fabricated wooden coaster.' This means that all the pieces are precision cut and pre-bent. This removed the signature rattle many woodies have and helps preserve the structure. Some enthusiasts don't like the smooth ride, but - imo - El Toro maintains the truest of wooden coaster traits. This ride is filled with air time, whips you around, and has several 'head chopper' effects.

It's repeatedly voted the best wooden coaster in America.

Bonus fun fact: it uses a cable lift instead of a chain lift.

Length: 4,400 ft
Height: 181 ft
Drop: 176 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 70 mph
Duration: 1:42
Max Vertical Angle: 76°
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I'm so proud of all the ladies taking charge this weekend. March on women. March all over him. Take back control.

If you're looking to support a friend's group, please consider donating at to help fund their trip from NYC.
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I'm gonna huff! And puff! And demolish The Big Bad Wolf

Built by Arrow Dynamics, The BBW was a staple at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and was many people's first roller coaster. Classified as a suspended coaster, you sat in cars that hung and swung freely from the bottom of the track. Not many of these rides were made, but many were beloved - though none more than the BBW. With two chains lifts, the BBW took you through a Bulgarian village before plummeting you over the river.

The ride was demolished in 2009 and replaced by Verbolten which uses many of the same footers to reduce environmental impact. A personal fun fact is that I was on the last ride of the BBW and watched a lot of people cry. I didn't cry. ;)
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Coachella lineup is out!

And I could not be more excited. A few selections I'm particularly excited about:

- Hans Zimmer (WHAT!?)
- Beyonce
- Justice
- Brodinski
- Future
- Lorde
- Porter Robinson & MAdeon
- Crystal Castles
- DJ Shadow
- Autograf
- Sasha
- Phantogram
- Bonobo
- What So Not
- Moderat
- The Avalanches

So uh.... Yeah. A+.
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Merry Christmas from the Gibsons!
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That's a EPIC xmas card!
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    Film & Media Arts, 2008 - 2012
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    Business Administration (Marketing), 2008 - 2012
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    2004 - 2008
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    Program Manager, Community Management (Google+), 2016 - present
    Leading the Content and Community Management team on Google+
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    Senior Community Manager, 2015 - 2016
    Community Manager, Mobile Games, 2013 - 2015
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Very nice rooms, great location!
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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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Incredible, experimental place for the arts with incredible, curated shows and art in a top notch theater space. If you ever hear of a party they're throwing, make it out. Trust me.
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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 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.
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