Feeds

US city holds outdoor Google worship service

Appeals to web god with eco-friendly glow sticks

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Hundreds of Google worshippers gathered in the streets of Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend, paying homage to the all-powerful web god with eco-friendly glow sticks in the hopes it will one day bless their homes with 1Gbps broadband.

On Saturday night, a massive congregation of Greenville residents formed "the world’s first and largest people-powered Google chain” in a public park at the heart of the city, spelling out the net ruler's name with spinning LEDs guaranteed not to harm the planet. The outdoor worship service was recorded for posterity by multiple news crews, multiple helicopters, and an airplane:

Google Greenville worshippers

Google worship from above

The service was expected to attract 2,000 worshippers, but in the end, far more made the pilgrimage to Greenville's Falls Park. “It’s a good thing we bought 200 extra glow sticks,” said city IT director and Google worshipper Lehsa Griebel.

Service organizer Aaron von Frank insisted that Greenville's Google worship exceeds the Google worship of any other US burg. “There is no other city in the country that could have cut through the red tape and pulled this off in the two weeks it took us to do this,” he boasted.

That said, the city of Topeka, Kansas recently changed its name to Google in an effort to win the favor of the interwebs giant, which has promised gigabit fiber to those cities that succeed in pleasing it the most. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
ePassport to Transnistria: NEXTIFYING the Nation State with BONG
Hey the Man, you can't geoblock distributed democracy
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists
Think psychopathy and BDSM dungeons, not desktops
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.