Two years ago Keir met a girl on a train. After not asking her out, he was persuaded by a friend to set up a Facebook group to find the Mystery Train Girl. One week, 14,000 members, various national newspaper articles, £1000 raised for Marie Curie, a dodgy CG reconstruction for a Hong Kong news channel and one mention on Loose Women later, Keir found that a few people had paid attention. But, did he get the girl?
This talk was delivered at Ignite Ubelly 2012.
CDF - BRI
6 degrees + Facebook =
The next day...
MSN, Yahoo, Fox, New York Daily
US, Australia, Dubai, Korea, Argentina, Spain, Malaysia,
Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Morocco, Thailand,
Philippines, Albania, Japan...
£1,110 for Marie Curie
1. Don’t do that again
2. Always evaluate your lightbulbs
3. Never, ever read Daily Mail comments
4. The power of social media...
What Keir learned
i just wanted to say that i think
what you did was wonderful. i'm
comforted to know there are kind,
sweet and romantic men such as
yourself left in the world.
i lost my boyfriend ben to cancer
a few weeks ago, and the fact
that someone could have an affect
on you so profound, in such a
short space of time, humbles me
you're my hero xxxxxxxxxxx