Social media, whether you like it or not, is here to stay in the long run. Facebook and Twitter have made it very quick and easy to get the message out. When there's a media blackout, you can get the news out as long as you can get onto any social media site. During the incident when Japan was rocked by a tsunami, people took to Facebook and Twitter to show people that they were okay, hurt, needed assistance, and so forth. When the northeast United States got rocked by the devastating Hurricane Sandy, which turned into a superstorm after merging with a Nor'easter, people such as Newark's supermayor Cory Booker took to Twitter and coordinated recovery efforts. In short, you can do a lot of things with Twitter.
On December 14, the Dublin branch of AOL had this idea: project Twitter messages onto the side of the Borland's Mill. The mill, which used to be a flour mill, was used by AOL Dublin for a 3D winter wonderland. Also, AOL Dublin utilized the viral power of social media like Twitter to get the people of Ireland to send their festive tweets. Those tweets would appear on the wall of the Borland's Mill. In encourages anybody to send a tweet as long as it is in the festive spirit of Christmas. With that respect, you can send any tweet. That also includes a marriage proposal let alone a same-sex marriage proposal. This should make anybody, especially those in the LGBT community, feel the holiday warm and fuzzies.
Etain Kidney used AOL Dublin's online Twitter event
to pop the question to her girlfriend Michelle Walls. The tweet made by Kidney got projected on the wall for everybody to see. It is reported that Kidney had it planned due to talking to the people of AOL. The people of AOL helped Kidney out in making this public proposal happen. Walls accepted Kidney's proposal. So far, there haven't been any news yet on the wedding date.
This is an example on how Twitter can be effective in popping the question to the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. The event in Dublin, for the Christmas holidays, is an example that public proposals are far from being obsolete. If you want a creative and tasteful way to pop the question, look at AOL Dublin's “#MerryAOL” campaign
as an example.