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Carter Gibson

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Program Manager, Community Management (Google+)

Occupation: Sr. Community Manager, PicsArt | Founder, LittleBigFund (Google)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Birthday: 07/11

Followers: 1,267,831

Following: 1,340

Views: 54,172,035

Cream of the Crop: 11/10/2011

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Carter Gibson has been at 11 events

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Jerry James Stone443,797Join me for a LIVE chat with Lieutenant Governor +Gavin Newsom on the challenges California vineyards face with respect to sustainability and climate change. We'll touch on how wineries influence what other farmers are doing and why the Lieutenant Governor is interested in this space. Oh, and we'll probably talk about his hair too.Live Chat with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom on Sustainable Farming Practices in California Vineyards2013-08-21 20:30:0080  
The LittleBigFund109,334Join one of three LGBT organizations we're featuring for July to discuss their story, their strategy and their difficulties. Read their story over on our website :: http://bit.ly/13I7U12 :: and then come here to ask questions that we'll answer live on air.  This is your chance to get to know the organizations your donations can help. We value transparency, openness, and want to give you the opportunity to make informed decisions about how to help the world around you. So go ahead! What do you want to know about the Q Center's SMYRC?The story of the Q Center's SMYRC2013-06-22 01:00:009  
Lori Friedrich57,429Join us on Friday, May 17th for our 4th episode of *Friday Live!* when our featured guest will be +Carter Gibson!  Tune in to hear more about the upcoming launch of +The LittleBigFund , reaching *1 MILLION* followers, and more!  *The Little Big Fund* _Giving little actions a big impact._ https://littlebigfund.org/  I hope to see you there! Friday Live! Ep 4 - Carter Gibson2013-05-17 20:00:0023  
Chris Messina180,393*Come join members of the Google+ Design team for a casual meet and greet — with drinks and good times.* The presenters and mentors from the *Get Unstuck: Gamestorming Not Brainstorming* [1] session at Google I/O 2013 will be on hand to continue the conversation and get more acquainted. This event is strictly 21+, as Local Edition will be serving up punch and other adult beverages so do bring ID! *Tickets are limited, so make sure to RSVP on Eventbrite early:* http://googleplusdesign.eventbrite.com/ [1] https://developers.google.com/events/io/sessions/419755974Google + Design Happier Hour #io132013-05-17 17:00:00163  
Trey Ratcliff8,850,900*Meeting Time:*  5:30 PM PT on May 14 *Meeting/Starting Location:*  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls  *Route Map:* http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9  *Ending Location:*  Union Square on the Geary Street Side *Hashtag:*   #GlassPhotoWalk   *How to Win Google Glass:*  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for @118191303233704861327 to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number!  Join @104987932455782713675 and @105237212888595777019 for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you! *The Plan*: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan: - _Focus on PhotoWalkers:_  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative! - _Photo Lessons_ - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera. - _Need Photo Advice_ - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help! - _Sharing_ - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with #GlassPhotowalk    We'll have a TON more details soon...  this will be a great celebration of photography! *Watch Live:* Can't make it?  @112471890387110967375 will be hosting a @106837773805813749834 session.  I'll share it live to my stream too! *What to Bring:* Any camera will do - from a mobile phone to a big DSLR.  It's all good! :) *Party Mode:* Put your Android or iPhone into Party Mode for the event! This means photos you take will be auto-uploaded to the event! Just see this video at http://goo.gl/VA858 in case you don't know how to do this.Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001379  
Sarah Hill2,873,075Calling all inhabitants of the Ghost Town.   Let's #HIRL in Austin, TX!!!   (Hangout In Real Life). Hear how ★ Plusketeers are using the +Google+  platform to create their own #humanmedia posse and how 2013 could be the year for + Google +.  Our venue only holds 100 so you *must RVSP* early and email googleplus@vu.com if you'd like to join us for lunch. +Veterans United is picking up the tab for free food and drinks but you're ghosts...so you don't eat much right?  ♥♥♥   #SXSWHIRL  HIRL in Austin, TX2013-03-09 12:00:00245  
Carter Gibson1,267,831"New Visions for Space" will feature young voices from NASA Academy, Yuri's Night, AIAA Young Professionals Committee, The Moon Society and others to talk about how exciting all of the new developments in space are, and how all of us are making a real difference in our space future. Guests include: The BIL Conference - Carter Gibson (Moderator) The Moon Society - Ken Murphy (Organizer) Liftport - Michael Laine (Co-Organizer) Yuri's Night - Brice Russ Starstryder - Pamela Gay SEDS - Michael Zwach NASA Academy - Will Pomerantz ISU-USA - Laura Burns AIAA YPC - Alison Lauderbach Please tune in on Wednesday, and be sure to let all of your friends know on Facebook, Twitter and other social media!  Let's show the world how awesome space is!New Visions for Space2013-02-07 03:00:00101  
Billy Wilson1,550,410Another Episode of my weekly G+ variety show +That Show with Billy Wilson (TSBW) ! The show is one of the largest & longest running on G+ and brings together a variety of the most interesting people on G+ for a hangout! This week we have some fun people including LGBT Activist and CEO & Founder of +The LittleBigFund +Carter Gibson; Model, Actress, TV Presenter, & Playboy Playmate +April Summers; Writer, Artist, & Photographer +M Monica who'll be telling us about some new shows; Photographers +Wick Sakit & +Damien Franco; and Special Musical Guest +Dan Colville ColVane ! The show will be embedded on this event where you can watch and chat with us and other people watching the show, the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can get reminders about the show if you RVSP by saying you're "Going". +Tibby & I are excited! You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH The video player is embedded above!TSBW Variety Show #43: New Shows, The LittleBigFund, Photography, April Summers, & Live Music from ColVane ! (On Air Hangout)2013-01-26 04:00:00109  
Daria Musk3,832,778*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00379  
Daria Musk3,832,778CAMPFIRE CONCERT ♨ SAT SEPT 22ND Let's sing farewell to summer and welcome fall together, around the campfire, around the world! KUMBAYA, BABY! We're taking the newest way of sharing back to it's oldest roots. Singing, stories, human connection, and s'mores. Ok maybe they didn't always have s'mores. ;)  Some great friends like @112471890387110967375 @115121555137256496805 @103765013042311928518 @103038287804535196503 @107158210554763556081 @112005390393978914665 and more are coming to share their own campfire-style songs, stories and games. We'll marathon, sing-a-long and rotate seats 'til the sun goes down. So grab some hot cocoa, flashlights, sleeping bags and come hang! _Comment below to let me know if you want a special early-invite or if you'd like to share something! We could use some good 'ol harmonica to set the mood!_  *XO, Daria*Campfire (Hangout) Concert!2012-09-22 22:00:00547  
Lotus Carroll1,777,947Join @107430862196617669986 and myself on June 30th for a Live, On-Air Hangout Concert with @110748045588517484202 in celebration of Google+ turning 1 Year Old! We'll be partying with the band in their studio and we want you all to rock out with us. :)  Be here on my account at 2:30 Central and check it out. We'll be ready to party, and you won't want to miss the performance by @110748045588517484202 - and they say they're giving a special gift to all their Google+ friends, so be there!On-Air Hangout Concert with Suite 7092012-06-30 21:30:0068  

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2016-05-06 03:22:40 (74 comments; 4 reshares; 145 +1s; )Open 

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... more »

Most reshares: 20

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2016-06-12 20:10:03 (29 comments; 20 reshares; 185 +1s; )Open 

When your family is attacked, you hug them closer.

Make no mistake: we encourage actions like the terror in Orlando when we name call, demonize gay people, spread misinformation, or otherwise create situations to make a certain group feel unsafe. Our own prejudice validates those who want to harm others and gives them confidence. We need to think, every moment, about how we can bring more people closer together; not about how we can elevate ourselves above at-risk groups. My advice? Go online and search. Read people's stories. But, above all, ask questions. Be curious, not afraid.

My heart, my tears, and my thoughts go out to everyone directly affected. And a special thought for every single gay man, woman, or kid, every trans person or open-minded experiencer out there - This man wanted people like us to feel afraid. He targeted all of us last night. But, instead of fear,... more »

Most plusones: 192

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2016-05-02 00:37:09 (28 comments; 1 reshares; 192 +1s; )Open 

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2016-07-22 18:15:52 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

See you soon, Google+! I'm off on a trip to Iceland until August 8th and will do my best to share some shots along the way.

See you soon, Google+! I'm off on a trip to Iceland until August 8th and will do my best to share some shots along the way.___

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2016-07-19 23:49:17 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Absolutely thrilled to announce that I've been brought onto the board for the nonprofit Center for New Music in downtown San Francisco! It's a huge honor and I look forward to applying my passion for bringing likeminded people together, helping them create amazing stuff (in this case contemporary music). Huge thanks to C4NM founder Adam Fong, board member Bea Dominguez, and the rest of the crew for trusting me to find ways for these amazing creators to collaborate and communicate.

If you're unclear with the Center for New Music, they "foster contemporary music’s growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas." With an inspiring performance space right off of Market St, the Center for New Music has been a staple for enabling experimentation in sound.F... more »

Absolutely thrilled to announce that I've been brought onto the board for the nonprofit Center for New Music in downtown San Francisco! It's a huge honor and I look forward to applying my passion for bringing likeminded people together, helping them create amazing stuff (in this case contemporary music). Huge thanks to C4NM founder Adam Fong, board member Bea Dominguez, and the rest of the crew for trusting me to find ways for these amazing creators to collaborate and communicate.

If you're unclear with the Center for New Music, they "foster contemporary music’s growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas." With an inspiring performance space right off of Market St, the Center for New Music has been a staple for enabling experimentation in sound. Founded in 2012, the center has been growing rapidly thanks the value it places on diversity, exploration, collaboration, and incubation of developing artists.

So... anyways... SUPER STOKED! ___

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2016-07-11 22:21:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Where my photographers at? :)

Featured Photos Priority Access
It's been great watching the Google+ Create program we announced 4 months ago grow. And today we're expanding Create further by introducing a new perk: Featured Photos Priority Access.

Members of Google+ Create can now have their photos boosted to the top of our review queue for being featured on over 25 million Chromecast devices, Google Fiber screens, phone/tablet wallpapers, and other surfaces (more to come!).

This perk is a great way for creators to have their photos enjoyed by millions of people around the World. If you're interested, apply to Google+ Create today: https://plus.google.com/create___Where my photographers at? :)

2016-07-08 20:51:43 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Black Lives Matter isn't about exclusion. It isn't saying that one group of people is more important than another. Rather, it's about focus. It is saying that one group of people needs to be talked about, specifically, and addressed, specifically.

I'm uninterested in fighting against certain people. I'm fascinated by how we can work together to fight ideas. Exclusion. Discrimination. Hate. Prejudice. These are all concepts that we, as human beings, can fight every day, no matter our physical strength or access to tools.

Let's use this wonderful tool called the Internet to explore each other's interests, passions, fears, and insecurities - just for a little bit - instead of trying to prove someone wrong. I think it's high time we refocus on learning from each other again.

Black Lives Matter isn't about exclusion. It isn't saying that one group of people is more important than another. Rather, it's about focus. It is saying that one group of people needs to be talked about, specifically, and addressed, specifically.

I'm uninterested in fighting against certain people. I'm fascinated by how we can work together to fight ideas. Exclusion. Discrimination. Hate. Prejudice. These are all concepts that we, as human beings, can fight every day, no matter our physical strength or access to tools.

Let's use this wonderful tool called the Internet to explore each other's interests, passions, fears, and insecurities - just for a little bit - instead of trying to prove someone wrong. I think it's high time we refocus on learning from each other again.___

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2016-06-30 16:13:20 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Hello, Nougat. Welcome to the family. :)

#Android #AndroidN #Google

Hello, Nougat. Welcome to the family. :)

#Android #AndroidN #Google___

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2016-06-30 15:49:35 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Taron is a new coaster in Germany that proves rides can be intense, thrilling, and exciting without inversions. Built by Intamin AG, Taron is a double launching sit down coaster, complete with Intamin's signature "twisty-ness" and sharp directional changes.

What makes Taron really special, however, is its theming. Phantasialand is known for creating intricately themed rides and Taron is no exception. Because of height restrictions in Europe, you won't always find the biggest rides in the world, but parks like Phantasialand succeed when they come up with creative tactics to make their comparatively smaller rides some of the baddest.

Taron is a new coaster in Germany that proves rides can be intense, thrilling, and exciting without inversions. Built by Intamin AG, Taron is a double launching sit down coaster, complete with Intamin's signature "twisty-ness" and sharp directional changes.

What makes Taron really special, however, is its theming. Phantasialand is known for creating intricately themed rides and Taron is no exception. Because of height restrictions in Europe, you won't always find the biggest rides in the world, but parks like Phantasialand succeed when they come up with creative tactics to make their comparatively smaller rides some of the baddest.___

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2016-06-28 15:46:51 (39 comments; 17 reshares; 168 +1s; )Open 

Today is Google+'s 5th birthday. If you had told me five years ago that I would be the Program Manager for the Community Management Team behind this product, I wouldn't have believed you. That'd be wayyyy too full circle. But... here I am! I was a power user of Google+ towards the end of my college tenure and it's the reason why I have the career I do in the city I do. This product has taught me so, so much (professionally and personally) and I'm just so stupidly grateful to the teams who made Google+ possible. I, sincerely, owe so much to those people.

Thing is, I'm just one of the many millions of people who have had their lives changed (or at least positively impacted) by Google+. I know so many stories of people who have also started careers there, become amazing photographers or writers, created long-lasting friendships, dealt with hardship, found their passions, or... more »

Today is Google+'s 5th birthday. If you had told me five years ago that I would be the Program Manager for the Community Management Team behind this product, I wouldn't have believed you. That'd be wayyyy too full circle. But... here I am! I was a power user of Google+ towards the end of my college tenure and it's the reason why I have the career I do in the city I do. This product has taught me so, so much (professionally and personally) and I'm just so stupidly grateful to the teams who made Google+ possible. I, sincerely, owe so much to those people.

Thing is, I'm just one of the many millions of people who have had their lives changed (or at least positively impacted) by Google+. I know so many stories of people who have also started careers there, become amazing photographers or writers, created long-lasting friendships, dealt with hardship, found their passions, or otherwise found meaning (or themselves) through the connections they made on Google+. There's so much emotional capital invested into this product and it's a legitimate dream come to true to use my career to foster that.

As Google+ continues its transition away from the social fabric that connects all of Google's service together and into an interests-based network, I couldn't be more excited about the future of this product. Five years is a long time and there's been a lot of change - and I couldn't be more ready to help make this product the very best it can be.

Big shout outs to +Stacy Frazer +Amanda Blain +Alida Brandenburg +Ryan Crowe +Daria Musk +Natalie Villalobos +Tiffany Henry +Tom Moncho +Andy Bohm in particular for everything.

Happy birthday, Google+! You still look great. #GPlus5___

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2016-06-23 15:32:29 (31 comments; 6 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

Pride's here in San Francisco and I stand with my people and our devotion to progress. The last thing we need is a prayer or pity.

Dance hard this weekend, my gays, my queers, my Queens, my allies, and my future husbands. 

Pride's here in San Francisco and I stand with my people and our devotion to progress. The last thing we need is a prayer or pity.

Dance hard this weekend, my gays, my queers, my Queens, my allies, and my future husbands. ___

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2016-06-22 15:32:21 (21 comments; 3 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

Oh, you know... Just your average, terrifyingly decayed hole in the middle of an abandoned school with Angel Island in the background. 

Oh, you know... Just your average, terrifyingly decayed hole in the middle of an abandoned school with Angel Island in the background. ___

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2016-06-21 22:13:01 (6 comments; 13 reshares; 150 +1s; )Open 

From last night's gorgeous summer sunset.

From last night's gorgeous summer sunset.___

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2016-06-21 16:37:48 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

Nothing wrong with a little trespassing on Treasure Island ;] 

Nothing wrong with a little trespassing on Treasure Island ;] ___

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2016-06-14 19:09:31 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

Say hello to my latest DIY project. Fun fact: I only blew one fuse and didn't electrocute myself once. Wiring is hard. And then it's really easy. And it's always frustrating. 

Say hello to my latest DIY project. Fun fact: I only blew one fuse and didn't electrocute myself once. Wiring is hard. And then it's really easy. And it's always frustrating. ___

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2016-06-13 15:59:00 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

Lightning Rod at Dollywood is the world's first and only launched wooden roller coaster. Yeah, you heard that right: "launched." The ride, manufactured by Rocky Mountain Coaster Co, uses linear induction motors to blast the train up the lift hill instead of a chain lift.

This is also the world's fastest wooden roller coaster at 73mph.

Length: 3,800 ft
Drop: 165 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 73 mph

Image: Dollywood

Lightning Rod at Dollywood is the world's first and only launched wooden roller coaster. Yeah, you heard that right: "launched." The ride, manufactured by Rocky Mountain Coaster Co, uses linear induction motors to blast the train up the lift hill instead of a chain lift.

This is also the world's fastest wooden roller coaster at 73mph.

Length: 3,800 ft
Drop: 165 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 73 mph

Image: Dollywood___

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2016-06-12 20:10:03 (29 comments; 20 reshares; 185 +1s; )Open 

When your family is attacked, you hug them closer.

Make no mistake: we encourage actions like the terror in Orlando when we name call, demonize gay people, spread misinformation, or otherwise create situations to make a certain group feel unsafe. Our own prejudice validates those who want to harm others and gives them confidence. We need to think, every moment, about how we can bring more people closer together; not about how we can elevate ourselves above at-risk groups. My advice? Go online and search. Read people's stories. But, above all, ask questions. Be curious, not afraid.

My heart, my tears, and my thoughts go out to everyone directly affected. And a special thought for every single gay man, woman, or kid, every trans person or open-minded experiencer out there - This man wanted people like us to feel afraid. He targeted all of us last night. But, instead of fear,... more »

When your family is attacked, you hug them closer.

Make no mistake: we encourage actions like the terror in Orlando when we name call, demonize gay people, spread misinformation, or otherwise create situations to make a certain group feel unsafe. Our own prejudice validates those who want to harm others and gives them confidence. We need to think, every moment, about how we can bring more people closer together; not about how we can elevate ourselves above at-risk groups. My advice? Go online and search. Read people's stories. But, above all, ask questions. Be curious, not afraid.

My heart, my tears, and my thoughts go out to everyone directly affected. And a special thought for every single gay man, woman, or kid, every trans person or open-minded experiencer out there - This man wanted people like us to feel afraid. He targeted all of us last night. But, instead of fear, we hold each other and stand defiant, queer, and undeterred.___

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2016-06-06 16:48:45 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Verbolten is a double launching Zierer family coaster at Busch Garden Williamsburg - and it's a very special ride for the USA. Mostly following the layout of the revered Big Bad Wolf (an update for another day), Verbolten tells the story of a car tour through the Autobahn that takes a trip into the dark forest. The ride is split between indoor and outdoor segments.

And here's where Verbolten becomes a very special coaster.... Within the indoor segment, the train will come to a complete stop and be shown one of three shows: spirit of the forest, thunderstorm, and - in a nod to the BBW - wolves. At the brief show's conclusion, the entire train and track will drop vertically 18ft, like a drop tower, before being launched out of the indoor section. It's a big, big surprise for anyone not expecting it.

Length: 2,835 ft
Drop: 88 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 53... more »

Verbolten is a double launching Zierer family coaster at Busch Garden Williamsburg - and it's a very special ride for the USA. Mostly following the layout of the revered Big Bad Wolf (an update for another day), Verbolten tells the story of a car tour through the Autobahn that takes a trip into the dark forest. The ride is split between indoor and outdoor segments.

And here's where Verbolten becomes a very special coaster.... Within the indoor segment, the train will come to a complete stop and be shown one of three shows: spirit of the forest, thunderstorm, and - in a nod to the BBW - wolves. At the brief show's conclusion, the entire train and track will drop vertically 18ft, like a drop tower, before being launched out of the indoor section. It's a big, big surprise for anyone not expecting it.

Length: 2,835 ft
Drop: 88 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 53 mph
Duration: 3:25
Photo credit: Baltimore Sun___

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2016-06-02 00:21:59 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

This is really hard to talk about for me, but I figured I should come clean.... It's true that Taylor and I are no longer together. I know that the rumors are swirling right now, but I'd like to ask all my friends to respect our privacy during this difficult time.

Thank you all for your support and, as a show of gratitude, here's the album art off my next record.

Now.... I wanna see absolutely everybody's hands in the air.....

#calvinharris #taylorswift

This is really hard to talk about for me, but I figured I should come clean.... It's true that Taylor and I are no longer together. I know that the rumors are swirling right now, but I'd like to ask all my friends to respect our privacy during this difficult time.

Thank you all for your support and, as a show of gratitude, here's the album art off my next record.

Now.... I wanna see absolutely everybody's hands in the air.....

#calvinharris #taylorswift___

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2016-05-27 19:56:24 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

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___Gooooooooo team!

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2016-05-24 00:46:54 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

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

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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2016-05-19 05:05:55 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

BEY

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.

BEY

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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2016-05-16 22:30:08 (22 comments; 5 reshares; 61 +1s; )Open 

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... more »

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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2016-05-10 23:47:39 (10 comments; 15 reshares; 191 +1s; )Open 

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.

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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2016-05-06 03:22:40 (74 comments; 4 reshares; 145 +1s; )Open 

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... more »

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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2016-05-04 17:55:42 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

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.___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.

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2016-05-02 00:37:09 (28 comments; 1 reshares; 192 +1s; )Open 

Call me dad. 

Call me dad. ___

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2016-05-01 18:54:41 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 172 +1s; )Open 

My favorite bridge in the city. Heart you, Bay Lights.

My favorite bridge in the city. Heart you, Bay Lights.___

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2016-04-28 21:05:51 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 112 +1s; )Open 

A Pacific sunset from Marshall Beach.

A Pacific sunset from Marshall Beach.___

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2016-04-28 21:05:29 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

Dusk at Marshall Beach.

Dusk at Marshall Beach.___

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2016-04-28 21:05:02 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Goldie looking saturated...

Goldie looking saturated...___

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2016-04-28 21:04:41 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

...and unsaturated.

...and unsaturated.___

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2016-04-28 21:04:12 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

The view from Marshall Beach.

The view from Marshall Beach.___

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2016-01-19 19:18:00 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

So I'm pretty sure it's been a little over a year since I drifted into the ether here. In that time, I spent a lot of time on my personal relationships and my professional growth. My break from Google+ was a much needed timeout, even if I did sort of ghost out like an asshole on Tinder. #oops. While I'm not sure how active I'll be here in the future, I do feel compelled to post today given that it's my one year anniversary at PicsArt.

Back in 2008, I made the decision to get not only a Bachelor's in Business (Marketing), but also a Bachelor's in Film at American University. Flash forward 8 years later and I'm celebrating my one year anniversary as PicsArt's Senior Community Manager. It's such an honor to work with the team the team that has grown PicsArt into an app with 65million people using it every month and over 250million downloads worldwide. Our San... more »

So I'm pretty sure it's been a little over a year since I drifted into the ether here. In that time, I spent a lot of time on my personal relationships and my professional growth. My break from Google+ was a much needed timeout, even if I did sort of ghost out like an asshole on Tinder. #oops. While I'm not sure how active I'll be here in the future, I do feel compelled to post today given that it's my one year anniversary at PicsArt.

Back in 2008, I made the decision to get not only a Bachelor's in Business (Marketing), but also a Bachelor's in Film at American University. Flash forward 8 years later and I'm celebrating my one year anniversary as PicsArt's Senior Community Manager. It's such an honor to work with the team the team that has grown PicsArt into an app with 65million people using it every month and over 250million downloads worldwide. Our San Francisco team continues to grow with the addition of extremely smart, fun, and driven people who are a joy to see every day. PicsArt is challenging, creative, exciting, and, as it so happens, it's also the perfect fit for me.

When I decided to study both film and marketing, I never thought I'd have the opportunity to support this many artists on such a global scale. It's a privilege to be where I am and my path here wasn't always as clear cut as it looks in retrospect. From Greek Week to Google+ to UserVoice to gaming, my commitment to overcommitment and a sporadic attention span have led me to a workplace that makes me feel at home, important, and aware.

I look forward to growing as a contributor here at PicsArt as we continue to improve / grow our platform for as long as I can. Thank you to everyone here who challenged me or supported me. Google+ was an extremely important part of me getting to where I wanted to be and I recognize that. :)___

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2016-01-13 02:57:19 (27 comments; 11 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

I know I haven't posted here in a long time, but....

Preach, Obama. Preach.

#Obama #ClimateChange #StateOfTheUnion

I know I haven't posted here in a long time, but....

Preach, Obama. Preach.

#Obama #ClimateChange #StateOfTheUnion___

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2015-12-11 21:55:26 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

ATTENTION MY FRIENDS WITH BEARDS: DO THIS. DO THIS NOWWWW

(no actual glitter required)

ATTENTION MY FRIENDS WITH BEARDS: DO THIS. DO THIS NOWWWW

(no actual glitter required)___

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2015-11-24 17:44:54 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

If you're chronically losing your shit (literally), the Wuvo Spot may be what you're looking for. You'll just have to remember to always open the app and not be tempted to turn off some its most useful - and annoying - features.

Then again, if you can't remember where you're leaving your stuff, you may not remember to open the Wuvo app.

If you're chronically losing your shit (literally), the Wuvo Spot may be what you're looking for. You'll just have to remember to always open the app and not be tempted to turn off some its most useful - and annoying - features.

Then again, if you can't remember where you're leaving your stuff, you may not remember to open the Wuvo app.___

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2015-11-10 19:01:50 (17 comments; 3 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

I've had my Nexus 6P for a couple of weeks now, purchased after my scathing rant about its awkward black bar. I went so far as to say that "Google still hates good design." I've softened a bit on the overall package and am enjoying using the 6P as my daily driver, but being the best Nexus doesn't mean the 6P is the best Android phone. 

#nexus   #google   #android   #review   #nexus6P  

I've had my Nexus 6P for a couple of weeks now, purchased after my scathing rant about its awkward black bar. I went so far as to say that "Google still hates good design." I've softened a bit on the overall package and am enjoying using the 6P as my daily driver, but being the best Nexus doesn't mean the 6P is the best Android phone. 

#nexus   #google   #android   #review   #nexus6P  ___

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2015-10-30 20:21:04 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

I just got my Nexus 6P and it has a USB Type C charger. I feel like I'm from the future. If you're unclear what USB Type C is and how it will save the world, good news: I wrote about it.

I just got my Nexus 6P and it has a USB Type C charger. I feel like I'm from the future. If you're unclear what USB Type C is and how it will save the world, good news: I wrote about it.___

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2015-10-05 20:05:08 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

VR Horror Game Narcosis Embraces Oculus's Awkwardness
Full story here: http://goo.gl/W929ql 

Last weekend, I had the distinct privilege to preview Honor Code Games' upcoming horror game, Narcosis. It was the first time I tried on an Oculus Rift and holy shit.... This is pretty much the future.

Oh! And I got to interview the team! Check out the interview below to hear how Honor Code is making a horror game on the Rift.

VR Horror Game Narcosis Embraces Oculus's Awkwardness
Full story here: http://goo.gl/W929ql 

Last weekend, I had the distinct privilege to preview Honor Code Games' upcoming horror game, Narcosis. It was the first time I tried on an Oculus Rift and holy shit.... This is pretty much the future.

Oh! And I got to interview the team! Check out the interview below to hear how Honor Code is making a horror game on the Rift.___

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2015-09-27 19:32:52 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Okay. 3D Touch is awesome.
Read my full piece here: http://goo.gl/TTS7ge

I can admit when I'm wrong, and I was totally wrong about smacking down Apple's 3D Touch. As it turns out, a simple right-click for mobile phones is a very, very big deal.

"Here’s the deal: Apple makes a big hurrah out of the small things. To Android users, this is infuriating. Used to less than ideal opportunities to customize their devices, and the flexibility to install any number of imperfect workarounds, Apple’s late-to-the-party tweaks often feel inconsequential. Android users aren’t wrong to feel this way, especially since Apple’s refinements to Android’s complicated user experience are often given credit for popularizing or mainstreaming Android’s experiments."

Check out my piece over at The Toggle to see why.

#Apple   #Android   #iPhone   #iP... more »

Okay. 3D Touch is awesome.
Read my full piece here: http://goo.gl/TTS7ge

I can admit when I'm wrong, and I was totally wrong about smacking down Apple's 3D Touch. As it turns out, a simple right-click for mobile phones is a very, very big deal.

"Here’s the deal: Apple makes a big hurrah out of the small things. To Android users, this is infuriating. Used to less than ideal opportunities to customize their devices, and the flexibility to install any number of imperfect workarounds, Apple’s late-to-the-party tweaks often feel inconsequential. Android users aren’t wrong to feel this way, especially since Apple’s refinements to Android’s complicated user experience are often given credit for popularizing or mainstreaming Android’s experiments."

Check out my piece over at The Toggle to see why.

#Apple   #Android   #iPhone   #iPhone6S   #tech  ___

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2015-09-09 18:05:30 (28 comments; 3 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

Alright, so Apple just made a Surface. I can't wait to see everyone put Apple on a pedestal for "introducing" multitasking, styluses, and a portable, super thin keyboard.

I get it: Apple plays catchup so that they can refine and simplify innovative features, but could everyone else get that too?

#apple   #ipad  

Alright, so Apple just made a Surface. I can't wait to see everyone put Apple on a pedestal for "introducing" multitasking, styluses, and a portable, super thin keyboard.

I get it: Apple plays catchup so that they can refine and simplify innovative features, but could everyone else get that too?

#apple   #ipad  ___

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2015-09-01 19:49:56 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

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.

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.___

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2015-08-24 17:56:10 (7 comments; 5 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

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 piecesI&... more »

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. ___

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2015-08-21 21:49:31 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

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.

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.___

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2015-08-20 20:00:13 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

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... more »

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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2015-08-19 20:23:53 (32 comments; 4 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

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+ 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.___

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2015-08-19 03:41:19 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

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.

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.___

2015-08-18 05:06:33 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

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... more »

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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2015-08-17 17:17:03 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Android M is Android Marshmallow!

Welcome to the Android family.

#Android   #AndroidM   #Marshmallow  

Android M is Android Marshmallow!

Welcome to the Android family.

#Android   #AndroidM   #Marshmallow  ___

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2015-08-11 22:42:46 (35 comments; 2 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

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 Iwas... more »

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.___

2015-08-11 20:11:58 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

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?

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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2015-08-10 16:40:24 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

And this is what I look like now :)

And this is what I look like now :)___

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