How does Google do April fools’ day? It shuts down YouTube
When you are one of the largest companies in America, you have the power to create some pretty terrific April Fools’ day jokes. Google always has a trick or two up its sleeve and this year’s trick was pretty great.
Google has announced that it will be shutting down YouTube after its eight-year run, and that you will no longer be able to upload videos. In a join venture with the parody publication ‘The Onion’ the companies have brought together a few ‘YouTube made stars’ to kick off the finale-event which will name a winning video for YouTube.
The communications director at YouTube, Tom Liston states, “We are so close to the end,” and adds “Tonight at midnight, YouTube.com will no longer be accepting entries. After eight amazing years, it’s finally time to review everything that has been uploaded to our site and begin the process of selecting a winner.” The “winner” will be selected after members of panel apparently watch every-single video on YouTube (which will take 10 years and be announced in 2023.