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Social media celebrates April Fools' Day 2013

A roundup of the funniest April Fools' Day pranks in social media


Facebook to pay users for Facebooking; early-bird applications open

New Delhi: This is a social networking addict's dream come true. Facebook is testing a new feature that will allow a select class of users, whom Facebook calls 'Advanced Facebookers', to earn while using the social networking service. offers "Deluxe Delivery" to upgrade your food delivery experience - Beginning this Spring, Seamless will launch "Deluxe Delivery" giving customers the ability to select who will deliver their food. Don't be surprised when a supermodel gently knocks on the door, whispering, "Your food is here..."

Google and Twitter celebrate April Fools' Day 2013 in style

April 1, 2013 promises to be one of the funniest in the history of April Fools' Day thanks to social media. Google and Twitter, in particular, have outdone themselves. Here is a quick roundup of their announcements.

Introducing Vimeow

Today is a very exciting day. For the last half-dozen years, we have been working to develop a new kind...

Introducing Bing Basic

Every day on the Bing homepage, we strive to bring you a picture of the world that you’ve never seen before. Just a single image a day, but always...

Fast Track to Fashion - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

One of the best parts of my job is getting the chance to see up close and personal some of the cool things moving from idea to reality. During one of our recent " underground tours " we showed off one project that I think has huge potential, and is super relevant today.

HootSuite HootFoil

In response to the demand for a simpler, more robust social media security solution, HootSuite has created a new product that is already flying off store shelves. HootFoil is made from a revolutionary new social-micro material that blocks hacker attacks and rogue users while maintaining approved social activity, providing round-the-clock security protection for your business' social media accounts.

Seth's Blog: Is the new Kindle Zero the sign of things to come?

It was always going to happen, but most of us didn't think it would happen so soon. Every Kindle has been cheaper than the one before it... This afternoon, Amazon is going to announce the Kindle Zero, (screenshot) the first ebook reader that's free (to Prime members, of which there are millions).

Facebook Daily: You asked, we listened. Announcing Facebook Daily

Since early January this year, we've been hard at work pushing out news, features and how-tos as your number 1 source for all things Google+, +Google Plus Daily. Today, it's my pleasure to announce something we've been working on for a little while... Introducing Facebook Daily, your new number 1 source for all things Facebook.

Facebook Daily: Facebook's Updated News Feed, Totally Original

Facebook has always been a leader in social media innovation. If it's a great idea in social media, Facebook invented it! And they've done it again with their updated News Feed! Picture Focused Whereas most other social media networks are purely text focused, Facebook's newest News Feed places a never-before-seen emphasis on pictures.

Updating Export And Send Features To Support Your Legacy Technology - Analytics Blog

We believe you should be able to access your Google Analytics data from wherever, whenever. And while yes, it's pretty convenient to be able to export data to Google Spreadsheets or send a report to an email recipient with a few simple clicks, we recognize there are other ways people like to be able to share their data as well.

The Pirate Bay becomes Freedom Bay

The Freedom Bay You probably heard about our recent move to North Korea. Many of you rightfully bashed us for siding with a dictatorship. We want you to know that we have listened to your critique. So without further due, we hereby announce that we have moved our servers from the evil North Korea to the greatest fuckin nation in the entire world.

The Visionary New Product from HubSpot Forget everything you thought you knew about lead prospecting, lead scoring, and lead qualifying. The next big this is here, and you've got to see it to believe it.

YouTube Announces The Nominees For Best Video (Day 1)

Every video uploaded over the past eight years is under consideration to win YouTube. Our presenters will be announcing all the nominees for 12 hours every day over the next two years. Tune in for Day 1 of our live ceremony. Find out more:

Interplanetary Reporting Comes To Google Analytics - Analytics Blog

At Google we like to create solutions for the future. And we imagine a future where web use won't be restricted simply to Earth. Rather, people will want to visit their favorite sites while cruising around the rings of Saturn with friends or relaxing at the (inevitable) Mercury tanning facility.

Virgin launches glass-bottomed plane

I'm thrilled to announce that Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world's first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways' first ever domestic service to Scotland. In 1984 we started the wonderful airline that is Virgin Atlantic.

'MILF Island' On Hulu?

Comedy fans, rejoice: After years of anticipation, you might soon be able to watch episodes of "MILF Island," "Inspector Spacetime" and "The Rural Juror" on Er, wait. What's today again? In the spirit of the age-old April Fools' prank tradition, streaming video site Hulu announced a whole new slate of April Premieres, featuring shows including "Inspector Spacetime," "MILF Island," "The Rural Juror" and "The Itchy and Scratchy Show."

And You Thought Netflix Had Crazy Categories Before!

Netflix seems to be very aware that, sometimes, its movie categories are a bit too precise in pinpointing exactly what we want to watch. For April Fool's Day, Netflix added to each user's account a tongue-in-cheek movie or TV show category.

George Takai in Star Wars reboot

Friends, I am thrilled to announce that I'll be starring in the Star Wars reboot directed by JJ Abrams. I'll be playing Master Ceti Maru, a member of the Jedi High Council. The new film, entitled "Star Wars: Galactic Empire," is greenlit and will begin filming sometime early next year.

WestJet eases restrictions on pets in the cabin with "furry family" program Effective today we are easing restrictions on pets travelling in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for any type of animal to travel in the cabin provided it fits safely on board the aircraft. Further, we will no longer require animals to be kept in kennels while on board the aircraft.

FIRST LOOK: Animalia lineup of tech for pets

We're stoked to introduce our first-ever line of technology products specially designed and created for pets. The Animalia lineup includes Sony-branded products targeted at owners with dogs, cats and hamsters such as the K9 4K TV, M3-OW Kitty Cans, and In-Cage Speakers. Watch this video for an exclusive overview.

Guardian launches 'augmented reality' specs to offer immersive liberal insight

You can already access the Guardian in ways that were unimaginable two decades ago: on your desktop or laptop computer, a tablet, e-reader or smartphone.