And now...my 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...