As it is the first day of April, many people online and offline are working to execute pranks to their friends, family, website visitors, co-workers et al. From an online perspective, April Fool's Day has become so big, that you never know what to believe on this day. More often than not you can find a number of examples where someone took the prank too far.... or others who were negatively affected by the joke.
Some people spend obscene amounts of time planing out their pranks. Looking at the all time greatest April Fool's Day hoaxes, people can get very creative when it comes to planning out April Fools Day jokes.
Here are some examples of April's Day jokes from the world of Search. Included are some stories that display a hint of playing pranks on the readers:
Microsoft Buys Yahoo So Google Buys Microsoft in Hostile Takeover
New gDay algorithm threatens future of search marketing
Berkowitz Replaced By Lanzone at Microsoft
Announcing Project Virgle - Official Google Blog
Google buys Facebook - InfoWorld
Google Launches Future Search - TechCrunch
Google GMail's Custom Time
TechCrunch Suing Facebook for $25 Million
Google’s social network site Orkut turned into Yogurt today, according to their logo.
The Google Sightseeing blog reports on two new view mode in Google Earth and Google Maps. One is x-ray, the other is thermal imagery; with these new modes, you can literally see inside buildings.
OpenGoogle - Google's Operating System
Additional Google April Fool's Jokes can be seen here.
Labels: Search Engine April Fool's Pranks