2013 April Fools' Day

2013 April Fools' Day

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On April 1st, 2013, numerous websites and online services unveiled gag products and features in honor of April Fool's Day.

Notable Examples


The Internet and software corporation Google unveiled "Google Nose,"[1] a fake product designed to fool people into thinking they could use the Google search engine to search for smells (shown below, left). Google's Gmail team announced the parody product Gmail Blue, in which all parts of the Gmail UI are shown in different shades of the color blue (shown below, right).

The Google Maps team launched a fake "Treasure Mode" feature, which invited users to join together in order to decipher a treasure map discovered by the Google Street View crew (shown below, left). Google's video sharing site YouTube announced they would be shutting down the site after reviewing every single video uploaded to decide which video is the best in the entire world (shown below, right). The announcement video included cameo appearances by notable YouTubers, including Antoine Dodson, KassemG, iJustine, David Devore and Matt Harding.


The social news site Reddit announced in a blog post[7] that it had purchased the online multiplayer first-person shooter game Team Fortress 2 and altered the site for logged users placing them on teams Orangered and Periwinkle. Users on each team were given a new inventory window containing weapons and hats which could be used on themselves and other Redditors.

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The social networking and microblogging site Twitter announced the site would be changing to a two-tiered service named "Twttr,"[2] which would allow users to tweet consonants for free but would charge $5 per month to use vowels.

Following Barack Obama BarackObama Fr mr yrs. pic.twitter.com/bAJE6Vom Reply Retweeted ★ Favorite More 811,134 302,508 8:16 PM- 6 Nov 12 Flag media Reply to @BarackObama


The image-hosting platform Imgur announced that it will start accepting image submissions via postal service with an "upload via snail mail" feature, encouraging users to print their images and mail it to the provided address of Imgur's San Francisco office to be featured on the site within two to three weeks. The post was also accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek prologue explaining their reason.

Upload Images browse your computer enter URLs to upload from web drag and drop licit paste from your clipboard mail your image in PO Box 420773, San Francisco, CA 94142-0773

At Imgur, our users’ input is the driving force behind all of our decisions. With the rise of the hipster, we were forced to ask ourselves, “How can we attract the film camera user?” It became evident to us that a more non-traditional type of uploading is necessary to appeal to a broad user base which includes film users, the computer illiterate, and those afraid of radiation from scanners. Snail mail is a proven method of data transfer that has been around long before the Internet. To stay on the forefront of technology, we’re going back to the roots of communication.


The image board site 4chan celebrated April Fools's Day with a new addition of its very own meta-discussion board /s4s (Shit 4chan Says) as a parody of Reddit's popular /r/shitredditsays (SRS) subreddit community.

/sAs/ - S--- 4chan Says Have you recently read a 4chan comment that was bigoted, creepy, misogynistic, transphobic, racist, homophobic, or just reeking of unexamined, toxic privilege? Of course you have! Post it here.


The GIF-sharing community YTMND changed the site layout to mimic the familiar web domain advertisements often seen on vacant websites. The website also celebrated its 12th year anniversary.

al Ytmnd.com Related Searches Mom's Spaghetti Blue Ball Machine Pi Song How to Hang Yourself Resident Evil P--- Scientology Mr Hands N---- Flip But I Poop From There Hippo Hippo Safety Not Guaranteed Pokemon Hentai RELATED SEARCHES: DOG FOOD PRICE | HENTAI | 4CHAN TENTACLES


The digital artist community DeviantArt unveiled its own members-only online dating service dubbed "DeviantHeart" in similar vein of OKCupid.

WELCOME TO EARTco The world's first-ever dating site made specifically for artists 01 o, o WELCOME TO deviantHEART.com The world's first-ever dating site made specifically for artists With deviantHEART, deviants are now able to use our Advanced Matching Technology to discover the love of their life. Once matched, you can reach out to your newly discovered partner to begin your lifelong journey together.


The video-sharing community Vimeo[9] revealed a spin-off website dubbed "Vimeow" that exclusively focuses on curation of cat videos on the Internet.

vuneOW Join Log In Create Watch Upload Search Your cat videos belong here First and Last Name Email Address Password Join By joining Vimeo, you agree to our Terms of Service f Join with Faceboolk an account? lustration by lan Watch the cat videos we love See more Staff Picks »


The music-sharing community Soundcloud enabled a new feature in the playback progress bar that indicates where the bass drops in each song.

Flume 1 month Flume Left Alone feat. Chet Faker (Chrome Sparks Remix) Here's the DropT Like ロRepost Ξ+ Add to set Share 161,021 4,396' t3 703 -196


The social news aggregator Digg enabled a Konami code easter egg which would form Rick Astley's face on posts.

digg TOP STORIES POP Sign in C UPCOMING WILL NEVER REPLACE THEIR OWN BULLSH T Wall Street's New Drug Of Choice New York Magazine Drugs Modafinil was first approved by the FDA in 1998 for the treatment of narcolepsy, but since then it's become better known as a nootropic, a "smart drug," especially among entrepreneurs. 139 Digg MOTION SICKNESS ALERT STAY ON TARGET GENETIC 'MADE IN CHINA STAMP What Pro Baseball Looks Like From The Baseball's Perspective Bullseye From 1,000 Yards: Shooting The $17,000 Linux Embedded In Our Genetic Powered Rifle Is An Alien Message Code?


The on-demand streaming movie and DVD rental website NetFlix displayed movie suggestions in extremely specific categories, such as "movies featuring an epic Nicolas Cage meltdown" and "movies that are in English but still require subtitles" (shown below).


White House

The official White House YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "A Special Message From the President" featuring a young child pretending to be President Barack Obama (shown below).

United States Army

The United States Army website[8] published a post announcing that the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment was launching a program using cats in a similar fashion to German Shepherds alongside the military police. The post featured a photograph of a soldier with Grumpy Cat's head superimposed on top (shown below).


Eidos Interactive's 8-Bit Deus Ex

The video game company Eidos Interactive uploaded a video to YouTube featuring a parody presentation for an 8-bit game in the Deus Ex series (shown below). In the video, two Eidos employees demo the game and ask for donations to create it.

Virgin's Glass-Bottomed Airplanes

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson published a blog post[6] announcing that the company's airline would be producing the world's first glass-bottomed planes (shown below).

American Eagle's Spray-on Skinny Jeans

The U.S. clothing retailer American Eagle uploaded a video featuring a new line of "skinny skinny" jeans that appeared to be painted on (shown below).

Other Notable Events

  • ThinkGeek featured the gag products "Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp"[10] and "Play-Doh 3D Printer."[11]
  • Toshiba announced a video game console.
  • BMW unveiled a new stroller.

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