Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools, 2012 Edition

Yes, Google once again kicked ass on April Fools Day.

Here is a summary from Thenextweb.com:
"A Round Up of ALL of Google’s April Fools Jokes. Fair play, they really make an effort…"
http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/04/01/googles-april-fools-jokes-continue-meet-really-advanced-search-and-multiple-cursors-for-chrome/


My favorites? Here are several.

Google Weather Control (limited locations)
"Google Weather Control for Sydney NSW, Australia"
https://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&q=sydney+nsw+weather

Jargon Bot
"Communicate without the jargon"
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/jargon.html#utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-entblog-na-us-jargon_4_1&utm_medium=blog

Google Nascar Racing
"Google Racing"
http://www.google.com/racing/
Also shown at the Nascar site:
"Google Announces Google Racing"
http://www.nascar.com/video/none/none/120331/cup-mar-google/index.html

I think this one is my second favorite. You can watch YouTube without an Internet connection!
"The YouTube Collection"
http://www.youtube.com/TheYouTubeCollection
Watch the infomercial. Click through and order your collection! Seriously, click through, it's funny!


And my favorite is...
Google Voice for Pets!
"Google Voice expands to new markets"
http://googlevoiceblog.blogspot.ca/2012/04/google-voice-expands-to-new-markets.html

You need to click through to enlarge the embedded images, to get an idea of what your pets may be telling you.

Desktop Google Voice view (if you click only one link in this blog post, click THIS ONE):
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KoJgIuZ5mPY/T3YnTF58u8I/AAAAAAAAH-o/I0lSYfRsNu8/s1600/kona_fullsize.png

Android Google Voice app view:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YggkhRWvVxU/T3Ym6LR0E4I/AAAAAAAAH-c/ASUkeBImxJ8/s1600/cats.png