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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
9 years ago46,532 views

Did you managed to find easter eggs this year ?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Not yet, expect that Google will place the first one online tonight for Australia and maybe China. But due to the recent conflict maybe they skip China this year.

The real big Google joke will come tomorrow.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I was just coming here to post that we haven't had a speculative thread this year about what they might be like usual! One step ahead of me Luka :D

I hope this year can be as good as CASSIE last year but a little more easy to fool regular users, last year CASSIE was good but it wouldn't have fooled ordinary people because they wouldn't have understood what it was about I'm guessing, and those who would have gotten the jokes would have waiting to see what Google's April fools joke would be...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It's already April 1st in Australia. Go to google.com.au and click on "Language Tools". Set the "From" language to Greek and the "Into" language to English.

Copy and paste the following word into the text box and click "Translate" to see the easter egg.

The word is: εύπιστος

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Roger, I was about to post a thing like that here, I love you :-D

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<<and maybe China. But due to the recent conflict maybe they skip China this year.>>

I hope their joke for China is bowing down to government censorship and making a really big political joke that will piss them off hardcore.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googlejapan.blogspot.com/2010/ ...)&utm_content=Google+Reader

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Roger, i saw that coming-- haha. Much to complicated and hidden for an easter egg! That said, well played xD

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Maps 3D Streetview


lh4.ggpht.com/_9Q0q2eaQVJU/S7N ...



Animal Voice Search – Google Japan
youtube.com/v/irlqbh_pnNQ

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Maps 3D Streetview, I'm not seeing it yet.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Or dit you make that yourself :-)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Damn you Roger!

Did anyone else notice when they went to Google Australia the text for "Australia" seemed to be different?


i42.tinypic.com/ru314x.png

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

That's normal

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Maps Just Got OCCA
google-au.blogspot.com/2010/04 ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.org.cn/posts/street-vie ...

Street view 3D in china

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

OCCA really works on Google Maps Australia, lol.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.co.jp/intl/ja/landing/s ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

OCCA is very well done:


i39.tinypic.com/f3i1ao.png

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Hey, they forgot that all road directions in Australia end with the phrase "You can't miss it!"

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I can't see Google Maps 3D. If you want to see Google Maps 3D now you have to switch the time on your computer to April first. Then it refresh an it comes availible.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google goes nuclear : techcrunch.com/2010/03/31/excl ...


tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.c ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

If you want to follow the april fools as they are available, we post and update this page @ zorgloob :

zorgloob.com/2010-03/google-ai ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google.org blog answers Techcrunch post! blog.google.org/2010/03/gooey- ...

Loi de Poisson [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Meta April Fool

blogoscoped.fr
(c) 2010 – Blogoscoped, Inc.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

There is a great April fool from Google Sightseeing:
googlesightseeing.com/2010/04/ ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Youtube april fool (amazing use of libcaca)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDe4v318f64&feature=related&textp=fool

[autoembedding removed ~ TOMHTML]

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Open the link to work, or try adding &textp=fool after a youtube link

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

They have changed the search results page load info into various time.


lh6.ggpht.com/_9Q0q2eaQVJU/S7P ...



like microweeks, parsecs, nanocenturies, centons and more.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google UK's Translate for Animals (Android App)
google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/t ...

Wikipedia does April Fool's too, although I find it a bit tasteless.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Pag ...

A S [PersonRank 3]

9 years ago #

Google Wave notification feature.

Above 30 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I tried Street View with 3D glasses but I'm not too convinced yet...

alexandrojv [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Try out new Google Wave wave notifications!
googlewave.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Store anything in Google Docs. Yes, anything, like your car keys, your cat, etc.

Sign up for beta test here.
   google.com/google-d-s/promos/s ...

Manish Goregaokar [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

This year's joke: googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

Manish Goregaokar [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Better link: google.com/google-d-s/promos/s ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Books is also in 3D


lh6.ggpht.com/_9Q0q2eaQVJU/S7Q ...

Steve Jobs [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

I have decided to make an even larger fortune than I already have, by skipping council rates. I'm going to move into the Google Docs storage unit. I spend all my time using Google services like Gmail, Blogger, Earth, Youtube, Search and Talk anyway, so why not live there?
At $0.10 per kg, it'll only cost $4.85 to store myself. That's a lot cheaper than the cost of owning a house.

Fabio [PersonRank 9]

9 years ago #

Google Discovery (brazilian blog about Google) was acquired by Google

googlediscovery.com/google-acq ...


googlediscovery.com/logo_disco ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Results 1 – 10 of about 206,000 for blogoscoped. (23.00 skidoo)
or
0.78e+43 Planck times
0.14 microfortnights
0.23 centibeats
1.21 gigawatts
0.67 times the velocity of an unladen swallow
0.28 microweeks
54.97 jiffies
at warp 8.38
0.10 nanocenturies
2.00 shakes of a lamb's tail
0.02 femtogalactic years
11.90 parsecs
1.58e-15 epochs

theflamingpi [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

YouTube has an ASCII option for video quality and states it saves them $1 per second in bandwidth cost.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

All google properties just went down for me... wonder if it is a joke gone bad... or an april fools attack.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


s.ytimg.com/yt/img/logo_april_ ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]JEShack Results in: Jiffies, Microfortnights, Epochs, Planck times, Gigawatts, Nanocenturies, Parsecs, Centibeats, Femtogalactic years, Centons, At warp, Skidoo, Hertz, Times the velocity of an unladen swallow, Shakes of a lamb's tail and Microweeks.

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

booksearch.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

Mihkel [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Upload and store anything in the cloud with Google Docs
  
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:00 PM
In January, we added the ability to upload and store any file in Google Docs, and in response to your feedback, we increased the maximum file size to 1 GB a couple weeks later. Based on the overwhelming response to this feature, we're happy to announce a big update. Starting today, you can upload and store anything in Google Docs. With this change, you'll be able to store items in the cloud and access them from any computer – all you need is an Internet connection and a Google Account.

As with documents, spreadsheets, and files, you also share objects you've uploaded to Google Docs with anyone in the world. For example, do you ever wish you could CTRL+F your house keys or your TV remote? Store your keys, remotes, rail passes, and other objects you commonly lose with Google Docs, and you'll never have to worry about finding them again. Having trouble moving your piano from New York to California? Upload it from your home in New York, then download it once you're in California. Change your mind and want to share it with your friend in England instead? No problem. With one click you can have your piano delivered to anyone you choose, anywhere in the world.

With simple pricing at $0.10 per kg, along with free pickup and delivery from any location on the planet, it’s hard to pass up. To learn more about this new feature and how to join the beta test, head to our informational site. As always let us know what you think on the forums.

ceeb [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Google Implements Predictive Searching...
sitepoint.com/blogs/2010/04/01 ...

cs97jjm3 [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

in uk
google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/t ...

Translate for Animals

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

A different kind of company name

NoeL [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Google: did you mean "recursion"?... google.com/search?q=recursion

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


2.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...



recursion is old.

bobilanifer [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

yeah right!!!

anonymouse [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

google.com/search?q=anagram

Aleksandr Motsjonov [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

google-opensource.blogspot.com ...

Is this a april 1 joke? =)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.com/googlevoice/standar ...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Evil bit
googleajaxsearchapi.blogspot.c ...

mick [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

found this one (in German): Mc Googles
vossyline.blogspot.com/2010/04 ...
;-)

Damy [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.

(googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010 ...

<<Well, I’m happy to announce that for those of you who turn to Google in search of, “where am I,” we finally have a better result. Starting today, just go to Google.com on your phone in the US, search for “where am I”, and wonder about your own whereabouts no more.>>

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


google.com/logos/topeka-hp.gif

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Are there any pranks for TMail or Topeka Calendar yet?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Ah ah ah! Nice fool on Google Blog in Pollish
googlepolska.blogspot.com/2010 ...
(I haven't translated it yet :-P)

toml [PersonRank 6]

9 years ago #

This is good. I'm from poland. We have a problem with holes in the roads. Google wants them to indicate on maps

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Haha nice!

toml [PersonRank 6]

9 years ago #

This is funny in the same post:))
"Due to data limitation, we can accommodate our servers, at the initial stage of a project beta of the new service will be available for the site of Krakow".

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

If you want to trick your other friends about storing everything into Google Docs, you can create your own form.

Just answer this form, and create one yourself :
spreadsheets.google.com/viewfo ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google UK has "Google Animal Translate"

google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/t ...

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Not sure if April Fools related, Google Czech is hiring!! They are in need of assistant fax machine operator, floppy disc manipulator, file manager and internet specialist.

The requirements are damn funny.

google-cz.blogspot.com/2010/04 ...

Remar [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I think that if you have a blog, then it is what you need.
Tell people about something, someone is advertising, to somebody else for something else.
Personally, I think so.
Here I have a blog about my travels, but I can not share them with people, because somebody would write that this is spam.
   A hoster will also kick :)

Hrundi Bakshi [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Free in-home wireless broadband service
google.com/tisp/

Luka [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google tisp was april fool in 2007

Rajan [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

This is not an advertising forum

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

ht tp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50BBNZ-ejjU&textp=fool

This is my favourite TEXTp video, remove the space between ht and tp :P

justinf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/m ...



via engadget

engadget.com/2010/04/01/april- ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

theregister.co.uk/2010/04/01/g ...

"Google to digitize world+dog with People View"

K [PersonRank 2]

9 years ago #

Re: beussery's times in microseconds, were applicable, courtesy of WolframAlpha.

0.78e+43 Planck times = 420.5 ms
0.14 microfortnights = 169 ms
0.28 microweeks = 169 ms
54.97 jiffies = 549.7 ms (CS) or 1.8336 ns (Chemistry)
0.10 nano(centuries) = 315ms
0.02 femtogalactic years = 140ms

wolframalpha.com/input/?i=the+ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Acquires the Internal Revenue Service
pcworld.com/article/193100/art ...

[Thanks twitter.com/philshapiro]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<<The Google Annotations Gallery is an exciting new Java open source library that provides a rich set of annotations for developers to express themselves. Do you find the standard Java annotations dry and lackluster? Have you ever resorted to leaving messages to fellow developers with the @Deprecated annotation? Wouldn't you rather leave a @LOL or @Facepalm instead? If so, then this is the gallery for you.>>

code.google.com/p/gag/

[Via reddit.com/r/programming/comme ...]

JEShack [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The Gmail homepage has been devowelizd.
mail.google.com


mail.google.com/mail/help/imag ...

magnum [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I like this more: pinoytutorial.com/lifebytes/ap ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/04 ...

Pickles [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

This is my favorite so far...

www.google.com/virgle

Google and Virgin have teamed up to make Mars an Open Source planet. Sign up to be a Virgle Pioneer!!! hahaha

Pickles [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

oops. 2008. sorry.

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I found the language under language tools for translation into a language called, "Elmer Fudd". Anyone familiar with this cartoon character's comical speech impediment will understand what Google does from there. :D Made me lol.

Anthony [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Its not a April 1st joke

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

chrome.blogspot.com/2010/04/un ...

Jeff (different one) [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Yeah, Elmer Fudd has been there for a while.

My favorite is the search times.

1.02 times the velocity of an unladen swallow

Anthony [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

My favorite is Street view in 3D

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

google.com/googlereader/reader ...

Maya [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Chrome's April 1st joke!
chrome.blogspot.com/2010/04/un ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googlephotos.blogspot.com/2010 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

analytics.blogspot.com/2010/04 ...

Drew [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Google voice standard voicemail google.com/googlevoice/standar ...

click the "try it out" button

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Lol: Google Introduces YouTube live video stream in Google Street View!

qualite.no/blogg/google-introd ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

That Google Chrome extension is really funny :-)

Master Googler [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Awesome search tool.

lmgtfy.com/

Love their hurmor!

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

adsense.blogspot.com/2010/04/a ...

Tim Alvine [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I LOVE APRIL FOOLS lol and for reasons like all the pranks played around the net on google, wikipedia, funnyordie, collegehumor, youtube.. you name it and they have all played a prank on their readers and viewers today!!

if you missed them... check out this link that has a summary and pictures/videos of them all @ lionsdenu.com/april-fools-arou ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #


1.bp.blogspot.com/_YbURk67VlGk ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

googlevoiceblog.blogspot.com/2 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Google Chrome sounds works on the following websites:

google.ca/
google.com.au/
google.com.my/
google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/
lively.com
google.co.uk
news.google.com
bing.com/

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

And:

google.com/search?hl=en&so ...

google.com/search?hl=en&so ...

Master Googler [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Chrome sounds seems to mostly work on every site I've been to.

- Typing on this form makes typewriter sounds
- Going from left to right by clicking on tabs plays like piano keys
- Closing tab makes breaking glass sound
- Opening extension settings plays technology (beeping) sounds
- Scrolling makes a laser-esc sound (don't know how else to describe it)
   – the longer the scroll the more intense the sound

If I find more sounds I'll post them. Interested to see other sounds everyone else finds too!

grand prix [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I laughed so hard when I seen TOPEKA instead of the usual name google. I had recently read that Topeka officials had "unofficially" changed the name of the city to Goodle for the month of March, which certainly helped a person to understand what this name change was about. This is too funny. Got to LOVE it. WTG google, I mean TOPEKA!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

going to Chrom:Extensions plays a really annoying loud noise

Katlyn [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Good night, Happy Fool's Day!!!

A police officer pulls over this guy who had been weaving in and out of the lanes. He goes up to the guy's window and says, "Sir, I need you to blow into this breathalyzer tube."
The man says, "Sorry officer, I can't do that. I am an asthmatic. If I do that I'll have a really bad asthma attack."
"Okay, fine. I need you to come down to the station to give a blood sample."
"I can't do that either. I am a hemophiliac. If I do that, I'll bleed to death."
"Well, then we need an urine sample."
"I'm sorry, officer, I can't do that either. I am also a diabetic. If I do that I'll get really low blood sugar."
"All right then I need you to come out here and walk this white line."
"I can't do that, officer."
"Why not?"
"Because I'm too drunk to do that!"
  

Happy April Fool's Day!

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

google.com/romance/

ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

"Service to offer psychographic matchmaking plus free “contextual dating” option"

This press release shows the project launched in 2006. Though, new to me. :) google.com/romance/press.html

Raghu [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Try Google News US

news.google.com/news/section?p ...

Google image changes to


gstatic.com/news/img/bluelogo/ ...

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

What is the record number of first day views for a blogoscoped forum thread? This thread has 11616 views now, but it is more than 24 hours old.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

A screenshot of some of the result timings (via Reddit):


i.imgur.com/kFaAo.png

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The official fan page for the US TV show The Office had "integrated" with Google for a day (officetally.com/):


blogoscoped.com/files/officeta ...



[Thanks worldlabel.com!]

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

April 1, 2010 is census day in USA.
Apparently some of the answers are in keeping with April Fools Day.

Question 9: What is Person 1's race?
Some answers: Vulcan, Borg, Cylon, NASCAR

csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010 ...

Mike W [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

How about letmetopekathatforyou.com

assauhDok [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

amateur bdsm movies

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The Google Chrome sounds can be downloaded here:
cid-6e4a1df791a32234.skydrive. ...

I created a video with most of the sounds here:

+ Show video

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Right link:

+ Show video

ren [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

I don't know if this is posted already, but there was another screenshot by topeka, with a blind-dating feature.. lol!

pinoytutorial.com/lifebytes/to ...

hypnojohn [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I fell for googles gag hook, line & sinker! I tip my hat to google for a perfecly played prank!
Peace John

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