Share Who’s Fooled You On April Fools’ Day

April Fools' 

So far I’ve only seen three April Fools’ pranks. The first was via Techcrunch about Youtube Rick Rolling it’s users. if you have no clue what Rick Rolling is, don’t be alarmed: I didn’t know what it was either. I didn’t find out until last week when I sent a message to my Twitter followers asking what it was. They sent me to this Wikipedia entry about Rickrolling. It’s safe to click, I’m not going to Rickroll you. Rickrolling is basically a false link that usually links to the video for the popular hit song in the late 80’s, "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley. I’ve never been rickrolled and don’t you try it!

TechCrunch also had their own April Fools’ joke posted to the site. They are suing Facebook for $25 million in statutory damages. I thought it was pretty funny and definitely didn’t expect to see this side of Michael Arrington.

When our team of lawyers offered to settle for a mere $50 million, Kelly told me Facebook would “bury you and bury your crappy blog” if we filed the suit. He then threw his steaming hot triple soy latte espresso at me, which caused extensive second degree burns over the top half of my body. Later on, he also unfriended me.

Of course, no April Fools’ day is complete without Google’s ever popular pranks. Personally, they piss me off because I always fall for them. This year, someone else warned me ahead of time on Twitter. Google has introduced a Custom Time Feature into Gmail that allows you to set a time for sending your email, even a time that has already passed!


Is there a limit to how far back I can send email?

Yes. You’ll only be able to send email back until April 1, 2004, the day we launched Gmail. If we were to let you send an email from Gmail before Gmail existed, well, that would be like hanging out with your parents before you were born — crazy talk.

I’m sure a lot of people will be pissed that this actually isn’t a feature in Gmail.

To my visitors, I humbly request that you bookmark my page and come back to share every prank you’ve fallen prey to or simply ran come across!

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Corvida Raven

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