The weekend is here, and so is another episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers sit down for some real talk about the stories that dominated the tech world over the past seven days.
Well, Google really took April Fools to a new level today! Google created all kinds of mayhem on all of their websites and popular products, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, and Google search. Today, were going to go over the “new” Google Search feature, Google Nose! Let’s take a look!
Wow, this “new technology” is groundbreaking! It is even being rolled out on multiple Google Products, take a look!
Apparently searching for Smells looks something like this,
So I couldn’t help myself and I had to try it. But I couldn’t seem to figure out why it isn’t working… Time to look at the Help section!
Awww man!!!! Google go me again! Anyways, what do you think of Google’s April Fools Day joke? Let me know if it works for your and what you think in the comments below!
YouTube is taking April Fools Day to a whole new level!! ;)
The Mountain View company really outdid this year’s YouTube April Fools Joke. Lucky YouTube viewer get to watch the hosts Donald and Kendra read off all video nominees for the YouTube Award for Best Video for 12 HOURS STRAIGHT, NO BREAKS (except for 5 minutes every hour). According to YouTube this will take every day for 2 years! Anyways, take a look of the YouTube video description.
Every video uploaded over the past eight years is under consideration to win YouTube. Our presenters will be announcing all the nominees for 12 hours every day over the next two years. Tune in for Day 1 of our live ceremony.
Well, I hope you enjoy this LIVE, 12 hour video, with two hosts Donald and Kendra!!! It would be cool if my video was listed, I have uploaded 112 videos and they all have been nominated.
Anyways, I think YouTube really outdid themselves this year! What do you think of this years YouTube April Fools Joke? Let me know your opinion in the comments below! Also, be sure to let me know if they mention your YouTube video in the comments below!
So far this is the best April Fools joke, ever! This is going in the history books!
Twitter Update: Be sure to help out the two hosts, Donald and Kendra by retweeting tweets from @YouTube on Twitter. By retweeting those tweets you give Donald and Kendra rewards like coffee, chairs, and water! Take a look at an example tweet from YouTube:
— YouTube (@YouTube) April 1, 2013
Bad news, guys. YouTube is shutting down.
The Google service launched eight years ago, and some of us have gotten so distracted watching videos that we have forgotten that the whole thing is actually a competition. Or, YouTube never actually mentioned that it was a competition. Either way, that competition, called YouTube, is coming to a close.
My YouTube videos have also been nominated;
April Fools apparently happens one day early in Mountain View.
Well, YouTube has done it again. Every year Google throws in April Fools Day jokes for some of their most popular products including Gmail, and YouTube. This year you can order the YouTube Collection, an entire library of YouTube videos offline and available anytime, anywhere.
Wow, after watching that informational, I had to go and order a copy myself on their website, http://www.youtube.com/TheYouTubeCollection
Wow, $254,969 dollars! What a BARGAIN! I ordered this and will be waiting to begin watching the videos in June 2045! I’m looking forward to it! So what do you think of this new YouTube service? I personally think this is the best idea since Gmail Blue! What do you think? Are you going to order your own set? Let me know in the comments below!
*On an unrelated side note, April Fools!
Today’s History Fun Fact:
On March 31, 1918, Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.
(For all of the curious people out there, here is a video further explaining Daylight Savings Time)