Friday, April 1, 2011

YouTube, Gmail and LinkedIn 2011 April Fools' Day Pranks

If you're YouTube's regular user, you'll find something weird on YouTube today. The video site announces that it was established 100 years ago in 1911, "when videos were sent to us for uploading via horse-drawn carriage." You would see the message under the YouTube video player. The below picture is the screengrab of the message:
YouTube 2011 April Fools Day prank
Is that true? Isn't it that YouTube was founded in 2005? Don't take it seriously as it's just an April Fools joke.

What's more, YouTube is even offering us today the 'Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911'. This is crazy! Even my grandfather hasn't been born in 1911. YouTube must be kidding around. Haha, it's also an April Fools prank made by YouTube. The video is here and you could download it with this Leawo YouTube Downloader, which is free.



Other April Fools pranks include 'Gmail motion' and weird people in LinkedIn.
For instance, a YouTube video titled 'Introducing Gmail Motion' shows Google's Product Manger Paul McDonald introducing 'Gmail motion', which claims that "Now you can control Gmail with your body!". The video has drawn 2.5 million views as of this writing. Also, you could download it with Leawo YouTube video downloader.


And if you are an registered user of LinkedIn, log in to your account, under 'People You May Know', today you will find some late celebrities including Albert Einstein, Hemingway, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Robin Hood and more. You could even browse their profiles if click their names.

Check out the above 2011 Aprial Fools pranks and Happy April Fools' Day!

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