What a world we live in. I’m sitting here in Sydney Australia, watching Clay and Eunjeong getting married in Seoul, South Korea…
They are quite literally getting married as I write this, with a live video stream being sent to viewers from all over the world using ustream.tv.
To be sitting here in Sydney Australia, watching the wedding of someone I’ve never met, but yet feel I know, joined by a group of people who I also feel I know but have never met, is quite amazing.
And yet, as amazing as I think it is, there is another part of me that says this is quite normal. After all, the technology that has enabled this event to be shared, and the technology that has enabled there to even be an audience with which to share it, have become an integral part of the world in which we live.
This event is a wonderful day for Clay and Eunjeong, and it was an honour to be able to share it. Far from feeling impersonal, being able to share in their special day thanks to these networked technologies is an amazing testament to the power of a networked world and the relationships one is able to build within it.
Congratulations to both of you!
PS: I created a Voicethread for anyone wishing to convey their well wishes to Clay and Eunjeong… if you attended (or even if you didn’t but would like to join in) please leave your thoughts and congratulations below…
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PPS: If you have any photos from the wedding, please join the Flickr group called burell_wedding and add your photos to the group pool. I think this is the most global wedding I’ve been to… (and the most fun, and the one where it’s been a learning experience at the same time!)