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Carter Gibson
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Program Manager, Community Management (Google+)
Program Manager, Community Management (Google+)

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I #CantLiveWithout my exceptional team

Here on Google+, I manage the Content and Community Management Team. You're probably most familiar with our efforts on the Create program, but our ambitions don't stop there and there's a lot we do behind the scenes. You probably know +Sophie Bonnet​​​​​​ (Google+ Create), +Madeleine DeRome​​​​​​ (Community Vanguards), +Faith Tan​​​​​​ (Public Collections Community), and +Leanne Osborne​​​​​​ (Early Access), but there are many more Community Managers, two Outreach Coordinators, one Social Media Manager, and one exceptional Project Manager who help us achieve our vision. What is that vision you ask? Well...

"We cultivate the content - and empower the creators - that make Google+ the best place for shared interests."

That's done through three core functions:
1) Identify high quality content. This is done a variety of ways, including machine learning, outreach, algorithms, and human quality evals. When we're talking about something as subjective as quality, we believe firmly that a mix of each at scale is vital to our success. We look at a lot of stuff and +Jared Kamel​​​​​​ makes sure it all stays organized behind the scenes. We are all lost without him.

2) Promote it. Once we've found all that stuff, we want to make sure it gets in front of the right people - no matter how niche or popular a subject may be. We work extremely closely with our Ranking and Recommendations team to evaluate the quality of our recommendations and improve them. The content we identify feeds directly into their recommendation prowess and the more they have, the better stuff you see.

3) Retain the people who made it. And this is the part of the process where you're most familiar with the CCM Team. Google+ Create ( https://www.plus.google.com/create ) exists to bring incredible content creators and sharers together so that they - with Google's help - can maximize their impact across Google+. There's a slew of perks that come along with it, including profile verification and a ticket to our beta Community, Early Access which has direct contact to our product / dev teams to help make G+ even greater.

What you may not know is that we also have Create India run by the delightful +Sooraj Wadhwa​​​​​​ and Create em Portuguese run by the ambitious +Carolina Liu​​​​​​. Community Vanguards is a private Community for owners / moderators of some of the best Communities on G+ - and is expanding quickly. Our Social Media Manager +Dell F​​​​​​ makes sure that anything awesome we see is promoted through our official Google+ Page and Twitter. To make sure we keep things fresh, +Pamela Abi Najem​​​​​​ and McKenna Taylor scour the planet for more incredible people to come share their content with all of us.

Phew! If that sounds like a lot, it is - and it wouldn't be possible without our Project Manager +Tracy Hua​​​​​​. She makes sure that everything is running smoothly and speaks up for the team when they need something to be successful in their roles.

Helping you find the stuff you're into.
When I think about an exciting future, I think about one where everyone feels like they belong. All of the programs I've run in my life - whether as a Community Manager, Program Manager, or in my free time - revolve around the idea that people should be able to find the stuff they're into and connect around it. Managing projects at scale that do that gets me out of bed in the morning with a smile my face. I want to create a future where machine learning and humans, together, make sure that no matter how popular or niche or weird your interest, you can come together to create incredible things.

While my job is absolutely fulfilling, it wouldn't be anywhere near as enjoyable without seeing these hardworking, intelligent and absolutely hilarious people every day. I love this team and I love waking up in the morning to see them. This is the best team I've ever been a part of and I'm so lucky to be here. So, yeah.... #CantLiveWithout you guys. <3
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A splash of green

San Francisco apartment design.

#interiordesign #design

Via Leslie Santarina
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The colors

I. Love. Grey.

#interiordesign #design

Via Susan Fredman Design Group
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How did I miss this?

It was released in 2011. That was like... the most important part of my life for finding absurd YouTube videos and this would have been a great addition to late night YouTube marathons. 

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Ka's magnificently large, moving stage

Yesterday, I got to see Ka by Cirque du Soleil - a dream of mine for over ten years. I am absolutely fascinated by the spectacle of huge engineering feats and was not disappointed. Here's a behind the scenes look at how the stage works. 

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But that table.

Desperately want that table.

#interiordesign #design

Via Bernd Gruber
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Contemporary San Francisco Home

Making rust look good.

#architecture #design

Via Zack | de Vito Architecture
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Blocky and urban

My favorite colors. Imagining this in San Francisco's Mission district.

#architecture #design

Via SFARMLS
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Come try new things with us

Now accepting applications to join the Google+ beta Community. Get features first, talk directly with the team, and build Google+ together with us.
Become a Beta Tester for Google+

If you’re a user who’s as passionate for Google+ as we are, apply to become a beta tester for our product. We’re looking for people who want to test out new features, as well as discuss with our product team and fellow beta testers how to make Google+ the place to share your interests. Want to know what it takes?

Here’s what we’re looking for:
● Active poster on Google+
● Motivated to learn more about Google+ and contribute to product discussion
● Eagerness to provide high level feedback on our product

If you’re interested in applying, fill out the application form. Thanks!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1RQl1bWCtk8iKgnjhkAjenK2nNcHFegC7RfdK5yYpIm-frg/viewform
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Monochrome

If I was cooler and more motivated to be cooler, this is what my living room would look like.

#interiordesign #design

Via Anastasiia Andreichenko
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