1st of April pranks have become a sort of tradition for Google. Google last year went to the extent of declaring that they are changing their name to Topeka officially, have text based video for YouTube and also new Google wave notifications.
Read about last year’s April fools day pranks here.
This year I am sure Google expected many people to call their bluffs so they decided to come up with some, totally over the top and hilarious new features with their various products for 2011. Here is a quick round up of all the new Aprils fools day pranks.
#1. Gmail Motion
Gmail Motion is supposed to be a beta product and it helps you improve your email experience. It is a technology that is supposed to help you use Gmail without using the keyboard and only via body movements.
Watch the funny video demo below:
Link: Gmail Motion
Google also introduced another spoof service that wants you to build muscle tone and flexibility through a finger fitness program called chromercise. Look at the video below which explains how you can get Chromercised.
#3. Google Hiring Auto-Completers
This one is bizarre, as if to suggest that Google is hiring auto-completers which shows up with auto – suggestions while we type in a search query.
I clicked on the link and was taken to another page which shows the eligibility. This includes a certification in psychic reading.
Link: Google Autocompleters
#4. Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911
YouTube also joined the fun and introduces the top 5 viral videos in 1911 celebrating 100 years of YouTube! Yes, apparently YouTube was invented before the internet or the computer itself.
Check the video collection of the top 5 viral pictures of 1911.
Enjoy April’s Fools day with these Google pranks and do let me know if there are any more I have missed this year.