Greenville, SC, Joins Cities Sucking Up to Google

Town hopes to win fiber optics experiment with 'Lucky' campaign
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Topeka, Kansas, isn’t the only midsize city sucking up to Google in hopes of hosting its high-speed fiber optic broadband experiment. Greenville, South Carolina, is giving Topeka a run for its money with its “We’re Feeling Lucky” campaign, a play on Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. The city’s set up a YouTube channel, a Twitter hashtag, and a petition so residents can show their enthusiasm for the idea.

The grand finale will be an effort to get residents to join together to form the “world’s first and longest human Google chain” on March 20. We’re not sure what a Google chain is, but the website hints that “hundreds or perhaps thousands of glowsticks may be harmed during this event,” and that helicopters will be deployed to film the results.

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