Google's April Fool's pranks


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Google has had great fun this year.


Gmail: Google’s Custom time

Official Google Blog: Announcing Project Virgle

Google Press: G Day in Australia, Google announces gDay in Australia, a new beta search technology that will search web pages 24 hours before they are created.

Then there were these ones.
YouTube Rickroll

YouTube users were Rickrolled when all of the featured videos on the main page were linked to a video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”[6]

Google Calendar is Feeling Lucky

Google added the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button to its calendar feature. When you tried to create a new event, you were given the regular option of entering the correct details and hitting “Create Event,” and also the new option of “I’m Feeling Lucky” which would set you up with an evening date with, among others, Matt Damon, Eric Cartman, or Angelina Jolie.

Google Wake Up Kit

Google launched their “Wake Up Kit” as a calendar notification option. The option sends a series of increasingly aggressive alerts, starting with an SMS message to your cellphone, and ending with a bucket of water dumped into your bed, which would then flip over, tossing you out (all using apparently free equipment).

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