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Google’s April Fool’s joke: Adsense for Conversations

Google does have a funny side and it shows every year in its collection of April Fool’s Day hoaxes.

In the past, it offered TISP, a free broadband service that would make use of a standard toilet and sewage lines to provide free Internet connectivity.

It also launched Google Romance, an online dating service which uses “Soulmate Search” to get back search results that could, in theory, include the love of one’s life.

Google started venturing into food and beverage too by introducing Google Gulp, a line of “smart drinks” designed to maximize people’s surfing efficiency by making them more intelligent, and less thirsty.

Adsense for Conversations

This year, Google took the contextual advertising power of Adsense further by offering Adsense for Conversations.

Adsense for what? That’s Adsense for real and actual conversations, where people talking will “begin displaying ads that are relevant to the topics you’re discussing — in an unobtrusive screen above your head.” (see image)

How does it work? Read on.

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