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DHN [PersonRank 1]

Friday, April 1, 2005
15 years ago

You should mention that you created it.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

And here's the Google UK April Fool:

Google Gulp:
google.com/googlegulp/

"At Google our mission is to organize the world's information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information's usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who's using it. That's why we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty."

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

...and it seems to point fun at the Google "AutoLink" feature:

From: google.com/googlegulp/faq.html

2. Wait – you're saying Auto-Drink™ changes my brain chemistry?

Um, yeah – but for the better.

...

4. What if I don't want to use Auto-Drink™?

No problem – simply turn off Auto-Drink™ on your Google Gulp preferences page.

5. Well, shouldn't Auto-Drink™ be default-off?

You mean we should cripple a perfectly useful feature just because of a little bad PR?

...

justin [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

could be a april fool, but remember that gmail was announced on April 1st last year too.

and google ARE selling stuff at googlestore.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Certainly Auto-Drink would be fake.

justin [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

googlegulp.com was registered by google on March 30th

Registrant:
   Google Inc. (DOM-1362895)
   1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
   Mountain View CA 94043
   US

Domain Name: googlegulp.com
Created on..............: 2005-Mar-30.
Expires on..............: 2006-Mar-30.

Caleb [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

hahahahahahahhahaha i want some if its real

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

They sure took their time getting this blog post online:

google.com/googleblog/2005/04/ ...

It even says "Posted @ 12:05 AM" – in what time zone? (Do we know if Google blog posts go through some approval process first?)

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