(The Hosting News) – Today marks the beginning of April – and with it, comes some pretty interesting pranks. For their part, top web presences took part in the festivities.
Google showed off a fake, new service known as “Nose” – providing what it said was the “sharpest olfactory experience available” – allowing Google-enabled devices to display search results based on smell.
Meanwhile, via a blog post, YouTube said its eight years of existence to date had simply been a “contest” for best video. The company detailed plans to shut down the popular website following the selection of a winner
Social networking wasn’t excluded. For its part, Twitter announced Twttr – noting it was eliminating vowels minus “Y” while allowing them to still exist via a monthly fee of five bucks.
“Twttr will roll out slowly to a small percentage of users, growing to 100% over the next few days. We recommend that you practice using only consonants (and “y”) with the hashtag #nvwls (or if you have paid for our premium service, use #icanhasvowels),” explained the social network via a blog post.
Vimeo changed its homepage to “Vimeow,” noting its change to a site for uploading cat videos.
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