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Carter Gibson
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Community Management Program Lead, G+
Community Management Program Lead, G+

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Find content and communities from all across Google+ with Discover

Big news today Google+! We’re rolling a brand new Discover stream to help you and new users find the absolutely best content our network has to offer. If you glance over at your left-hand navigation bar, you’ll notice a shiny ‘Discover’ tab waiting to be explored. Inside, you’ll find trending posts from curated sources in a new, denser format. Also inside are Featured Collections, Recommended Communities, and the previously announced Topics - which got a bit of a makeover as well, so be sure to check them out!

New and signed out users will land on Discover (previously ‘Featured Collections’) which puts content from a diverse set of sources front and center. We hope that this creates a better experience for new users that more readily communicates the awesome stuff G+ has to offer while providing existing users with a fun way to find and follow creators they haven’t yet, ahem, discovered.

To make way for Discover, you may have noticed we removed the Collections tab and the Events tab. Don’t worry! Collections and Events aren’t gone; they’ve just been moved. ‘Featured Collections’ have a new home within Discover and ‘Your / Followed Collections’ can be found by clicking on ‘Communities and Collections’ on your profile. Events can now be found in the overflow menu (three dots) on your profile when you can also find your Insights.

These changes will be live on web and iOS within the next day or so for all users. As always, please let us know what you think by replying to this thread or using the ‘Send Feedback’ option on web or in-app. Enjoy!
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Day for Night 2017 Lineup

Day for Night is not only the best curated music festival in America, it's also one of my favorites. In its third year, D4N returns to Houston, TX with another stellar selection of light and sound artists - and I can not wait to board my flight.
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Most of the deck sanded and stained!

Wanna know how long it takes to sand and stain this much deck? So long that I decided it was worth it to pay someone to do the railings.
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Next Friday will be my last day on Google+ as its Community Management Program Lead. I will be leaving to go to work for Google Family Link. Going forward, you'll be hearing a lot more from +Leo Deegan about updates, G+, and, of course, bokeh photography.

Over the past year and a half I've had the distinct privilege to manage an incredible team that made Google+ a better place for everyone. We rated hundreds of thousands of Collections, Profiles, racy posts, and spam at scale. We created hundreds of Topics and previewed nearly 100 features to Early Access, advocating for our top users along the way. Without the Content and Community Management Team, I know we wouldn't have the amazing Discover experience we have now and I know that we wouldn't have been able retain the incredible members of Create. Working with the engineering teams to combine CCM's expertise into new product features was an especially exciting experience that I learned so much from.

It's no secret that Google+ helped launch my entire career and it was not an easy product to say goodbye to. Google+ and the people who worked on it will always part of my story. But sometimes you need a new challenge and I wouldn't have moved if I didn't think I could learn so much in my new role. The way people consume and interact with content is something that absolutely fascinates me and, while I didn't think I'd ever work on a kids product, I think this new role will force me to think about that in new and exciting ways.

As a program manager, I hope that I have helped facilitate the talented people on this team to do more awesome, valuable, and incredible things. It's my hope that I leave them feeling more confident, efficient, and relaxed. The biggest joy I get out of my job is making sure that the people I work with can best implement their strengths. I love the G+ Team and will miss them mucho.
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Stay safe and take care. If your community was affected or is at risk, the Google+ team has you in our thoughts.

If you have any helpful resources, please feel free to comment below in the hopes that you hey help someone else.
Hurricane Irma Resources

As hurricane Irma comes closer to making landfall in the coming days, we'd like to remind those in affected areas to please remain vigilant to protect themselves and others. If you're located in the southeastern united states or have loved ones in the area, here are a few handy links to keep you informed.

Google Crisis Map: https://www.google.org/crisismap/weather_and_events

South Florida evacuation zones: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171484067.html

Thanks Google+ team's thoughts are with all communities who have already faced Irma and are repairing.
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My morning view...

No, I don't have any idea how all this got built in 16 days.
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A Labor Day Well Spent

I only had to run away from ten million spiders, but now there's so much room for activities!

And yes, those are plants I'm saving on the (almost) deck. I'm not a ~total~ monster.
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Just in time for the long weekend...
Share your skill on the grill

With so many food communities and recipe collections to choose from, we’re lucky to have an abundance of chefs, food photographers, and culinary enthusiasts call Google+ home. We’re in the final stretch of summer, and now would be a great time for our foodies to share their cookout pictures, grilling recipes, and sweet treats they enjoyed this summer.

How do you enjoy grilling? What do you do to give your food that special something that leaves others amazed? We want to know!

For our international visitors, share something from your culture and inspire others to try something new. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and may share your posts with the #whatareyougrillin hashtag, so be sure to include it in your public posts.
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Starting to take shape...

And yay! Now I can play on it!
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The Note 8 is Beautiful - And I Won't be Buying it
And not because the last one exploded

Samsung's hardware is, hands down, the most impressive on the market - from any manufacturer, Apple included. Unfortunately, Samsung keeps making the same mistake they've made for years: bloat. I've had the S8+ for a while now and have a deep, deep hatred for Bixby and its dedicated button. The Verge put it extremely well in an article a bit back when they said that Samsung somehow turned software bloat into hardware bloat.

It isn't just that Bixby is largely (okay, completely) useless. It's that this button gets accidentally pressed allllll the time interrupting music in the car, stopping videos, etc. Moreover, it like... infiltrates the camera and other parts of the OS.

I know. Feels dramatic. But Bixby needs to go.
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