April Fool's Day '08 Around the Search Industry

Apr 1, 2008 - 1:24 pm 2 by
Filed Under Search News

So, if you haven't noticed, today was April 1st. You know, April Fool's Day. Some of our little pranks were funny, while others were expected. Perhaps we should pull more pranks during the year when you guys least expect it.

In any event, for the 24 hours that marks April 1st on the East Coast (which is still ongoing), we were the Search Engine Squaretable. And we also had some interesting news:

But we weren't the only ones who pranked the Internets. Cre8asite Forums Staff took a break and their logo turned upside down.

Cre8asite Forums April 1st Logo

In fact, other members, such as DazzlinDonna, did the same thing:

DazzlinDonna's April 1st Head

WebmasterWorld members point out that Google Australia also participated in the festivities with gDay with Mate. The idea is to search tomorrow's news today.

It's a simple concept, really:

GDay with Mate

Similarly, one WebmasterWorld member fell for the Gmail Custom Time prank. It seems that a guy on DigitalPoint Forums also fell for it.

Gmail Custom Time

Actually, my Grandma's birthday was 5 months ago. I need to set the custom time....

VirgleDigitalPoint Forums members were more amused with the Virgle initiative to help establish a human colony on planet mars. Together with Virgin's chairman, Richard Branson, Google will start this mission in 2014. If you believe you have what it takes, take the questionnaire and then you'll need to upload a YouTube video. Here are some Virgle Videos.

Today, Dogpile also has April Fools Cards that you can send your friends and foes. Just click on the doggie, yo!

Dogpile April Fools

If you wanted to do some April Fools jokes for 2009, check out this April Fools Guide for Webmasters. Oh, and it's on Sphinn too.

Finally, for more April Fools jokes and inspiration, check our previous coverage on April Fools Day right here at Search Engine Roundtable.

Forum discussion is, franky, everywhere.


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