It Took Reddit Users 5 Hours to Track down Mystery CoupleAdded: Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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This would be just another story about how fast one can be tracked online. So, on Thanksgiving in Oregon, a photographer out hiking saw a couple, where a man was proposing to a woman. He took a picture of the proposal and turned to the web to find the unknowing subjects. It took him only 5 hours.
One of the Reddit users took a photo and posted it on the image-sharing website Imgur, adding a comment that he doesn’t know who the people on the picture are, but they might want to have that photograph of the intimate moment. The author then posted the link on multiple Reddit threads. Just in a few hours, the couple’s best man contacted him to inform that the woman in the photo had said yes. So, this is Reddit at its best – making people happier.
The best man promised to give a copy of the picture to the happy couple. Due to the attention the photo generated on the Internet, he may have to give it to them in the nearest future, although it was initially planned to be a surprise.
The photographer took the picture in Mount Hood National Forest outside Portland. He and the couple passed each other on the forest trail, and a several minutes later he just looked back and saw the man getting on his knee. This is when the Reddit user decided to start taking pictures of the moment.
The photographer first posted the picture on Facebook as part of a photography challenge, but other users encouraged him to find the couple and give them a photo. The Reddit user admitted that he had been thinking of doing so due to the crowdsourcing power of the service, but was concerned because Reddit can also be a “fairly intimidating and off-putting website”. In the end, the photographer said he was overwhelmed by the immediate and positive response to what he was doing.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
|posted by (2014-12-18 16:41:51)|
|use google dork, find on page: propsed, mount hood national forest.|
it literally took me 5 minutes of sifting through google
|The story is not really about how fast they found the couple but the fact that it was possible to find the couple at all just using reddit.|
|posted by (2014-12-19 05:03:12)|
|@livevil .. The reason it only took a few minutes on Google is BECAUSE of the Reddit search. If the Reddit result had been negative, Google would have had NOTHING to search FOR!|
|Least she said yes to him|
|posted by (2014-12-19 15:40:55)|
|crash1, try it. only look for facebook links.|
|So oregon has reddit users who happened to know someone in a picture...lol beats isis murdering people news i guess|
one day someone is going to propose to me
|posted by (2014-12-25 16:03:45)|
|@crazycatladysarah, maybe after you get counseling and lose the cats!!!|
|posted by (2014-12-25 16:09:06)|
|Just joking, Merry Christmas!||
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