List of Google’s April Fool’s jokes: MentalPlex, Romance, TiSP
Don’t tell me you fell for PMT’s own April Fool’s joke? LOL.
It’s ok. Even Google has punked a lot of people worldwide, thanks to their annually hilarious April Fool’s hoaxes. Here’s a rundown of Google’s April Fool’s jokes.
Google TiSP – a free broadband service that would make use of a standard toilet and sewage lines to provide free Internet connectivity.
Gmail Paper – allows users of Google’s Gmail service to add e-mails to a “Paper Archive,” which Google would print and mail via traditional post for free. The cost of postage is offset “with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica.”
Google Romance – an online dating service “where you can post all types of romantic information and, using our Soulmate Search™, get back search results that could, in theory, include the love of your life. Then we’ll send you both on a Contextual DateTM, which we’ll pay for while delivering to you relevant ads that we and our advertising partners think will help produce the dating results you’re looking for.”
Google Gulp – a line of Google’s “smart drinks” designed to maximize people’s surfing efficiency by making them more intelligent, and less thirsty.
Google Job Opening in Lunar Center – job opportunities for Google’s research center on the moon.
PigeonRank – Google explains the heart of its search engine technology: PigeonRank. PigeonRank’s success “relies primarily on the superior trainability of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia)” and by collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, “Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.”
MentalPlex – Google’s MentalPlex search technology reads user’s mind to determine what the user wanted to search for, thus eliminating the step of actually typing in the search query. How? Watch their video.
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