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Proposal 2.0 – marriage 3.0?


Ok these guys have worked it out. I love stories of social media hijacking channels for their own purpose. proposal_googlemaps

The story:

Proposal 2.0

Michael Weiss-Malik, a Google employee, deserves a lot of credit for this one. What better way to show the world your love than displaying it on Google Maps? Weiss-Malik got his buddies on the Street View team to give him a heads-up on the next time the Street View car was coming out to take pictures. And when that day came, he was well-prepared, holding a banner that read “Proposal 2.0: Marry me Leslie!!” (see above) After that, all he had to was lure Leslie into loading Google Maps and zooming in on the precise coordinates of his romantic stunt just before presenting her with the pink morganite engagement ring.

Now, that’s clever.

The street view team are the guys taking photos and matching it to the mapping software so you can see actual photos of the place, not just 2D maps.

Geeks are so romantic. 5 Geeky Marriage Proposals That Worked. Who needs Valentines Day – we have the technology!

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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