'Phoney' Marriage Proposal in China

The latest viral video to come out of China features a young man's unique marriage proposal, created by making a sort of LED screen out of hundreds of cell phones. The display was then programmed to display a surprise romantic message to the unsuspecting girlfriend. Check out the video and see for yourself:



But strangely, this proposal turned out to be 'phoney' in more ways that one. According to Youku Buzz the video is actually a viral ad created for IBM’s RSC 2009 Developer Conference. I think it's still pretty cool all the same.

You gotta wonder if such a situation were to happen in real life, would any girl appreciate such a nerdy wedding proposal? Women always seem to be in competition with a man's gadgets for his love, so I wouldn't be surprised to see her go Godzilla all over the display. Whatever the case, I think the roses at the end of the video are a necessary and wise addition, for sure.

Note: If you have trouble viewing the Youtube video, try the original link here on Youku.com. Cheers to the folks over at Youku buzz for pointing this one out.

Rick Martin
Innovations in China