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OREO [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, April 1, 2006
14 years ago

haha finally a prank

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

no no.. its actually wap.google.com, if you look carefully you will see the room which is being mentioned!!

Ratatösk [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

so funny, hahahahah, I love their april fools.... the jokes and the real ones

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ha Ha...It is in BETA, I dont find it in it's google rooms logo....:)

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

LOL

Google Rooms

check the Blog

googlerooms.blogspot.com/

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

PS

The blog is mine.

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Fred,

sounds like you are the anonymous googler, dont you?

:)

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

No I'm not

by the way I have seen those magazines (in the room) somewhere else??

hmmmmm:

money.cnn.com/2004/08/18/techn ...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

thats the one that got 'em in MUCHO trouble with the SEC.

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I call shens. This prank is a hoax. :P

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah it kinda looks like it to me now. still waiting for the real thing.

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ya...really hope this is not....Pray for GDRIVE and CL2

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

The real thing is the BOGUS job Offering,

Read it carefully ,,

it says under
Requirements:

BA or BS from top-flight school.

FLIGHT SCHOOL LOL....

google.com/support/jobs/bin/an ...

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

good point.. it does seem a little prankish now when you pointed out.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

but the google jobs entry is old.

look at this google cache link from 22 march:
72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:k ...

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

c'mon Guys it was so Obvious

"Filter and MAKE DECISIONS on worthwhile external communication opportunities"

temporary position....LOL

Zoolander [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

This is phillip's way of saying 'april fools'.. well done, GB..
I bought into it for a second. Anonymous googler, yeah right!!

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yeah, i skimmed it the first time but now after reading it (lol) it's obvious.

Dave [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

It’s better than the two I thought of.

Google Strip Search (Beta)
Google Cavity Search (Hardware Appliance)

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

If this is true – this is definitely worth a DIGG – Okay,... Digg-ed

digg.com/design/Preview:_Googl ...

Ratatösk [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

remeber: in german it's already long first april.... that's why phillip starts joking

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

OMG you made the Homepage IN ONE HOUR

THIS HAD BETTER BE TRUE – IF NOT – EMBARRASSING!!!!!

digg.com/users/SearchEngines/h ...

Joey J. [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

woodhead [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

"The real thing is the BOGUS job Offering,

Read it carefully ,,

it says under
Requirements:

BA or BS from top-flight school.

FLIGHT SCHOOL LOL.... "

"top-flight" simply means "excellent" / "best possible" (dictionary.reference.com/searc ...), of course Google hires only the best people.

However, this part is still suspicious – "highly sensitive, confidential and non-routine information." handled by a temporary employee?

Jon M [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

google.com/romance

happy april fools day

gaijintendo [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

This is annoying, my joke a b3ta.com the other week was the exact same one..... wih shittier stock photography, (though the perspective in this makes it look rendered.)

gaijintendo [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

b3ta.com/challenge/google/ for this and a million other jokes.

Heebie Sudoku [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

No, the real April Fool's gag is Google Romance – google.com/romance

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> This is annoying, my joke a b3ta.com the
> other week was the exact same one

The anonymous Googler lets me know the idea wasn't inspired by yours, but that this was a coincidence – the idea for Google Rooms actually dates back to March 14, when the anonymous Googler emailed his friend Andreas about the project. But after the anonymous Googler realized the coincidence on Friday after receiving the B3ta newsletter he was indeed mildly shocked just as you are now :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh, and by the way, a happy April Fool's to everyone :)

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Philipp,

it was an excellent one ;-)

Happy April Fool's to All

Kenneth [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Nicely played Philipp, kudos! :)

Fred [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

woodhead,

Top-Flight --> I said Read carefully --> Humor

"That which is intended to induce laughter or amusement: a writer skilled at crafting humor" :)

Daniel [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

No, it's Google Romance. See googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/0 ... for the Googleblog post. The actual (pretend) service is at google.com/romance/

Suraj Luke [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Hi,

Is this for real? Google Rooms?

Suraj Luke

Rong Thach [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

LOL...

Ian [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Juvenile. Not a very clever ruse

Thijs Haenen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

For those who still don't know:
google.com/romance/profile.htm ...
says:
"Profile Upload Rejected

You gave it your best shot, but things don't always turn out how you expected. This is because you either:

   1. Fell for our April Fool’s joke, in which case ha ha, wasn't that amusing and harmless and mostly in good taste and not all psychologically damaging under various and sundry aspects of contemporary tort law, please don't sue us; or

   2. Are genuinely enjoying, or least momentarily tolerating, our April Fool’s joke and wanted to surf your way into its every last nook and cranny, in which case

   1. ...ha ha, wasn't that amusing and harmless and mostly in good taste and not all psychologically damaging under various and sundry aspects of contemporary tort law, please don't sue us; and/or

   2. you might want to take a trip down our April Fool’s memory lane, here or here or here. Enjoy."

TheoryMaster [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Waiting for the April 2007 Prank

LovingGoogle [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

100% ditto to TheoryMaster! (gosh, how do the googlers keep on coming up with those wild things!?)

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