When I was a kid, one April Fools’ day we lined my dad’s underwear with itching powder. Luckily he wasn’t allergic, but he was pissed. Some of the best stuff we’ve seen in the media over the years include Gmail’s e-mail unsender, NPR’s story about the Queen of England opening the palace as a hotel and a litany of others. In retrospect they weren’t so great but for whatever reason we believed them at the time.
Did someone pull a great prank in your office? Let us know. Matt at mediabistro.com or superspyin at gmail.com. Enjoy.
— Ahh! YouTube is upside down. link
— Screw ink. The Guardian is all Twitter now. link
— GPS equipped pigeons for consumer targeting. link
— Organic needs a Sr. Contributor/Re-tweeter. link
— Razorfish Sydney created a “Tweet doubler” that gives you 140 chars. This might be legit? link
— iPro interviewed Harry Crane from MadMen. Why not Draper? lame. link
— Google AutoPilot is a program that auto responds to e-mail/chat. You can modify brevity, spelling errors etc. Oh wait no you can’t, it’s fake. link
— Tonight on South Park, an episode called, “Eat. Play. Queef.” sets up the boys in an April Fools’ prank. link
— Bjork joins Led Zepplin. Snarf snarf. link
— Reddit is in need of rebranding. link
— TiVo SuperAdvance lets you record shows before they finish airing. Who would even use this were it real? Bloggers, that’s who. link
— Might not be a joke, but the Conficker worm has yet to bring down the Webs. link