Apr 1, 2013

April fool’s Day - Google announced to shut down the owned-video sharing YouTube


Manila - April fool’s Day, Google announced to shut down the owned-video sharing “YouTube” site that fooled lots of users, this is the best practical joke that Google does. We know that every year they make some funny “Google pranks” announcement such Google Fiber Poles, Gmail Blue, and Google nose but just for April 1 only. 

YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Jawed Karim, and Steve Chen in February 2005; the Founders are the former PayPal Employees. Eventually, Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion before it turn 1 year, on in November 2006 and now operates as part of Google subsidiary site.

The website is now stop accepting entries, to select the winner as the “Best video on YouTube” and it will shouting down today April 1, 2013 midnight. No more Harlem Shake, Gangnam Style?

    "We are so close to the end. Tonight at midnight, youtube.Com will no   
    longer be accepting entries. After eight amazing years, it is finally time to  
    review everything that has been uploaded to our site and begin the process 
    of selecting a winner”, Tim Liston  said.

Watch the 3 and a half minute video posted yesterday on YouTube homepage explained about the website setting up a contest to pick the best winner of all videos uploaded and will feature on relaunching in 2023.

         “Thanks for all your great entries.
           YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner.
           What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?

          We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen            
          so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best    
          video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years.” A                
          message from YouTube

I think, this is the "Biggest April Fools’ Day Prank Yet!" By Google

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