Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools

Don't worry, you're not about to have some groan-inducing prank pulled on you, though if you're like me, you've probably already had at least three people attempt to do so today. That being said, I've seen some noteworthy online pranks this year, and I've decided to list my top five.  There is no scientific method used to rank these gags, and I am certain that there are better ones out there that I may have missed.  Feel free to post any other April Fools pranks in the comments below.

And top 5 pranks of 2013

5)  Virgin Atlantic's glass-bottomed plane

Ok, so when I saw this I actually thought it was a really cool idea.  Forget the hoards of nervous flyers that would never set foot in this thing...

I will admit that it took me a couple of minutes to realize what day it was.  You can find the story here.

4)   Twitter starts charging for vowels

Today Twitter announced on its blog that they would start charging customers $5 a month in order to use vowels.  From the blog:

"Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.

We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream. Here’s our mockup of the most retweeted Tweet of all time as it would appear in the new Twttr"

3)  Google Nose

Google announced that users will now be able to search for scents online.  I cannot be thankful enough that this one is a prank...

2)  Google Treasure Maps

Google always seems to have too much fun with this.  Click here and try the treasure hunt mode to start searching for gold.

1)  YouTube was one massive video contest

YouTube announced today that the video service has been nothing more than one massive video contest, and now that they have received enough videos to finally shut down and begin reviewing the videos to choose a winner.  At least there won't be anymore Annoying Orange videos...

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