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Google's April Fools 2006

Lawrence R [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
13 years ago

So, what do you guys think it will be? Do you think they'll announce something pretty incredible that turns out to be serious (like the 2GBs of storage on Gmail)? What do you think it could be?

I think they'll announce two things, one real and one prank. Perhaps they'll announce GCalendar? I can see them tieing that in with the whole April 1st thing – like, "Never be taken by surprise by April Fools again, with GCalendar!"

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

To follow-up on the story pre-announced by PCTipp and found by Corsin... it was just an April Fool's hoax for a Google OS.
pctipp.ch/webnews/wn/32892.asp

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And another Google-related April Fool's:

"Google, Inc Acquires Forumer.com"
forumer.com

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

No fun for Gmail? How dissapointing! Never mind the calendar can't be too far off now.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

(Not even a logo for us "Google Mail" folk)

Justin Herzig [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

So I can't believe that Google Romance is the only thing. I say this is the real thing that will atick around and they are still going to come up with a new hoax. The anticipation...

Justin Herzig [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Nope, never mind. Just realized that Google Romance is purely a joke. If you click on "Post multiple profiles with a bulk upload file, you sleaze" you will come to a screen saying HAHA You fell for our April Fools joke. O well, a little dissapointing.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

April Fools Day typically runs until 12 noon. Perhaps (and this is a hopeful plea) the April Fool is that they have no new Gmail feature. And after 12 noon (Google Time) the feature will be released.

Likelihood: 0 – 2 %

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I really hope so!! I'm currently in extreme disappointment... but no losing hope. There are still 13 hours left for April 1...

Kate McCue [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

ha ha...i fell for it today!

i was never on to this google april 1 joke thing--
what planet have i been on you ask?!

and i fell for the links! and i kept clicking the darn things--
thinking it really was an error.

ah, next year, i am aware now!

i enjoyed it.

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

keep hope alive!

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

chronotron.wordpress.com/2006/ ...

I kinda agree! So... will there be a release guys?

afz [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

this is this year's prank.. i think..lol! google.com/romance/

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There isn't going to anything now surely?

Now the contest is: Guess the CL2 release date.

May 4th.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The big Google's April Fool : no calendar, no gdrive, no google health... nothing.
ah ah ah, funny Google...

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

No... depressing. This is not googleish! There can still be something! Comon Google.. don't disappoint all of us.

John [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

very dissapointing

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Gary [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

very dissapointing ... :(

Loughlan Burnett [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Well.. i was hoping for CL2... ahh well.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

google, what's wrong? are you alive? it's gmail's birthday! where's your new release or update???

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Oreo, you are really giving me a good laugh. Well, about an hour and a half is left before it becomes April 2nd at Google, so maybe there's still a chance. LOL

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

haha yeah, i doubt it though.

Chinna [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Well, Guys there is no release.

It is a big disappoitment from google.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

5 minutes left, and nothing new
BAD GOOGLE!

we want our present! ^^

(100th message :-D)

ismar [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

cant you guys see, not having april's fouls is how they fouled us since we expected them to do it...

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

i'm starting to believe they'll launch Google Calendar (CL2) with a fake "April Fools" on April 2nd, due to the fact that they didn't have a calendar to get reminded of April 1st GMail anniversary and mistake to launch the wrong *beta* product.

lets see if this small predict comes true today or the 3rd-4th of April =)

** crossing my fingers

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ha Ha! Oh man, you guys need to give up.

or [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"lets see if this small predict comes true today or the 3rd-4th of April"

Let me play along a bit. I can actually imagine them saying something like – "since we didn't have a calendar, we thought it was valentines day, and released Google Romance. (doh) Our bad. One of our CL2 trusted beta testers called us up and told us that it was Gmail's birthday. So here is the real product we were supposed to release yesterday as a gift to all gmail users. Happy belated birthday"

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

that would be sweet! I think they'll might use that idea or something like that when they release CL2.

Google seems a little boring at the moment. Maybe their next release will be on a weekday, (tomorrow perhaps?) I'm loosing hope of waiting impatiently.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think they don't want to stress out those journalists who only work on weekdays. Maybe a sort of gentleman's agreement to not release important stuff on the weekend :)

OREO [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I hope you're right. Hey, when does one get an icon on this forum Philipp?

coolguy. [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

not sure if you have seen this.

googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/0 ...

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes, interesting how it was posted at EXACTLY 4/01/2006 12:00:00 AM

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

They must have autopost feature...:)

lazy [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

may be is a google os

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