So April is now officially in upon us and the April gremlins were hard at work to make the masses look foolish! Naturally some of the biggest sites out there wanted to get in on the action, so here’s a countdown of some the webs trickiest residents.
#6 John Stamos takes over Netflix
Notice anything different about the categories Netflix used to organize its selection of movies and TV shows? Well, it appears that a certain actor from Netflix’s newest original series ‘Fuller House’ is dominating your library.
Among the best categories featured: “Watch it again because John Stamos Thinks You Should, “Popular Like John Stamos Was in High School,” and “Independent Films Starring Actors Less Rich and Famous Than John Stamos.”
Just in case, they caused offence, Netflix delivered a very heartfelt apology on their homepage on April 2nd… Yes, I watched it, Yes I still find it funny.
#5 YouTube’s SnoopaVision
For years, YouTube users have been asking for one thing above all else — something that’s been lacking since day one. The ability to watch videos in 360 degrees with Snoop Dogg. In 2016, YouTube finally made that dream a reality with the introduction of SnoopaVision.
Just in case you missed the introduction and subsequent removal of the snoop button, here’s an example of what you missed.
# 4 ThinkGeek’s Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket
#2 Retro Samsung
Are you are tired of your phone getting smarter and screen getting thinner? If so, the Samsung Galaxy LTD is what you need.
Ergonomically designed to perfectly fit in your hands, both of them. The Easy-Press buttons are intended to maximise productivity by reducing operator finger fatigue and discomfort.
— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) April 1, 2016
Get back to basics with our original mobile phone, re-released for a limited time only. The Galaxy LTD is for those who yearn for the days when tweeting was for birds, clouds stored rain & phones were for, er…calls.
#1 Google Pranks… Itself
Google’s ‘mic drop’ Gmail joke backfired spectacularly as users managed to insult friends and lose jobs.
Google has long used April Fools’ Day as an opportunity to let employees have fun and show the world its playful side. This year alone, Google has over a dozen pranks, including a way to search for photos with emojis and videos about self-driving bicycles.
Let’s not be too harsh on the company – of all it’s jokes, this is the first to have serious ramifications. Their stock briefly dropped in value on the 1st, shortly recovering thereafter.
Within a few hours, Gmail had removed the button. The company wrote on its Gmail blog: “Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year. Due to a bug, the Mic Drop feature inadvertently caused more headaches than laughs. We’re truly sorry.”
What did you think of this years pranks? Did you play any or have any played on you?
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