“Twttr” users cannot use vowels, YouTube is shutting down and Google reveals its Google Nose search engine. And its April Fools Day! The internet giants show off their sense of humour with April fools Gags.
Twitter revealed in a blog,
“Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.”
— Twitter (@twitter) April 1, 2013
Twitter also announced a site that automatically transforms your tweets into a Twttr friendly format.
Meanwhile, YouTube exposed that it had only been an eight-year contest to find the best video and would be closing to review all entries. The winner would be announced in 2023. Every video uploaded over the past eight years is under consideration to win YouTube. Our presenters will be announcing all the nominees for 12 hours every day over the next two years. Tune in for Day 1 of our live ceremony. You can watch the nominee announcement ceremony Day1, live – Here
Google has had a long history of April Fool’s gags such as TiSP – the Toilet Internet Service Provider, ’Gmail Motion’, Google Tap, NASCAR and Google Maps 8-Bit.