16 of the Best YouTube April Fool's Day Pranks (So Far)

by Greg Jarboe
A couple of weeks ago, I said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future of video marketing.” Generally, this is true. But I’m fairly confident that I can predict that Google and YouTube are making their final preparations for their annual April Fools’ Day hoaxes. Now, this “tradition” goes back to 2000, when Google’s first April Fools’ Day hoax invited us ...Read the full article

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Music video by Rick Astley performing Never Gonna Give You Up. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 2,573,462 (C) 1987 PWL

Darude - Sandstorm

Music video by Darude performing Sandstorm. (C) 2000 Robbins Entertainment LLC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Right To Be Forgotten (HBO)

John Oliver covers the new European law that would allow people to erase themselves from internet search engines. He also starts proposes the hashtag #MutuallyAssuredHumiliation to save us from our own pasts by posting phenomenally embarrassing photos of ourselves. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver It's HBO.


Could there ever be a movie character who speaks to me more loudly than HAL? If parody tweaks the parodist as well as her target, this introduction of myself to the world cuts as deeply as the original.

Introducing Google Translate for Animals

Introducing Google Translate for Animals, a new application that can help you communicate with your pet.

Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911

One hundred years ago on April 1, these moving pictures were the finest in the land. Hooray! Fast forward to the future: "The Irksome Citrus" - http://www.youtube.com/realannoyingorange "Buggy Intruder" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw "Swing Flummox" - http://www.youtube.com/failblog "Horse & Buggy Crash" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ "Flugelhorn Feline" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ "Keyboard Cat" and "Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat!" are trademarks of Charlie Schmidt @ http://www.keyboardcat.net -- used with permission "Fatso's Theme", © 2010 Charlie Schmidt -- used with permission; available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/keyboard-cats-greatest-hits/id335316519

Introducing Gmail Motion

Now you can control Gmail with your body. Learn more at http://gmail.com/motion

The YouTube Collection: The Magic of YouTube in Your Hands

Video description: Visit http://www.youtube.com/TheYouTubeCollection for ordering details and more information about how you can hold the future of web entertainment in your hands. Written and Directed by: Rhett & Link (http://youtube.com/rhettandlink) Produced & Edited by: Erik Beck & Justin Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/theindiemachines) Executive Producer: Rob Czar Produced by Collective Digital Studio Director of Photography: Marcus McDougald Art Director: Daisy Edwards Gaffer: Andrew Korab Grip: Tyler Andrews First AC: Karim Belkasemi 2nd AC: Jack Elliott Production Assistant: Aaron Higgins Motion Graphics: Eden Soto Color Correction: Garret Fallin Starring (in order of appearance): Kari Wasoba, iJustine, Skye Aspen, Shane Dawson, Freddie Wong, Brandon Laatsch, Rhett & Link, Dave Seger, Demorge Brown, Timothy Brennen, Joe the Mule, Erik Beck, Catherine Lydon. Narrator: Anthony Carboni Special thanks to: Petar Mandich, Arno Stemmer, Nancy Tamayo, and Thomas Beindorf By the way... April Fools!

Google Maps 8-bit for NES

Trial Version: http://goo.gl/i4onu Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking "Quest" in the upper right hand corner of the map. Also... Happy April Fools 2012!

YouTube's ready to select a winner

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. Subscribe to: http://youtube.com/youtube SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES: Antoine Dodson - http://youtube.com/antoinedodson24 Chester See - http://youtube.com/chestersee Andrea's Choice - http://youtube.com/AndreasChoice Amber Lee Ettinger (a.k.a. Obama Girl) - http://www.youtube.com/2girls2minutes KassemG - http://youtube.com/KassemG Matt Harding ("Where the hell is Matt?") - http://youtube.com/mattharding2718 iJustine - http://youtube.com/ijustine The Fine Bros - http://youtube.com/TheFineBros Charlie and Harry ("Charlie Bit Me") - http://youtube.com/HDCYT Judson Laipply ("Evolution of Dance") - http://youtube.com/judsonlaipply David ("David after Dentist") - http://youtube.com/booba1234 Created with our friends at The Onion Labs - http://labs.theonion.com/ And filmed at the YouTube Space L.A. - http://goo.gl/FZTXS COURTESY OF WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES: The Hobbit (Trailer) - http://youtube.com/thehobbit Citizen Kane - http://youtube.com/movie/citizen-kane-70th-anniversary OTHER FEATURED YOUTUBE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEr3-hMtxYI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCkYw3cRwLo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckfBGdZoR_0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MD6Cx0qzRA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUmpl4JnDdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ-jv8g1YVI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Kjtp4sA9E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyFy6FtFcic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aji0cxp_Ow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGASrdILe6c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvF-tVW1TVQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rObgXiQEV8g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjS_jrn_S4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey-oXmBmYgo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75o6UFNkYC0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2eurMrI8MM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16xJICk80I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkRQagZfCMM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_mCNoqqK0k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofW9X8opRp0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN_1LVG8Csw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T7LoHgznRE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZAGBL6UBA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzYGywsPtCs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcPhKVAshMI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5PoW7_kdA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LlurOGOCOU FEATURED HARLEM SHAKE VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTXV4AdZ-dE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y5jHlVzFtc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_QUjCpdhGY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W52rnrwG9p0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vJiSSAMNWw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbhskUXZIIk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_Id1UOM6E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siF0iQOm6wg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkNrSpqUr-E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DABphlXEyW8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YETVpKSgV5U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx1jTAKEs7g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf8Itx8swpc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd8Fmh7nIrQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YETVpKSgV5U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em8js3TyYP4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbGFYjCbpRs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw0thQFAjrc By the way... April Fools! ;-)

Introducing Gmail Blue

Fast. Beautiful. Powerful. http://gmail.com/blue

YouTube Announces Upcoming Viral Video Trends #newtrends

Here at YouTube HQ, we write, shoot, and upload all of the world's most popular viral videos. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll be watching in 2014. Clocking First Look http://goo.gl/6I5zn0 Kissing Dad First Look http://goo.gl/NmoVPJ Glub Glub First Look http://goo.gl/dMnMU4 ***Official Glub Glub Water Dance song available on the YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=3f701050fa12cac5 User-Submission: Chicken High Fives First Look http://goo.gl/XlAUC3 User-Submission: Flash-Sobbing First Look http://goo.gl/XOPFHd User-Submission: Guitar Tricking First Look http://goo.gl/2cvfRK And this year, we're looking to you to submit your own viral trend ideas! Share your ideas using #newtrends and our Meme Development experts will choose their favorites and make them official YouTube trends, complete with demo videos on youtube.com/youtube. Thanks to our guest stars for demonstrating the year's upcoming trends: Gregory Brothers (https://www.youtube.com/thegregorybrothers), Todd Womack (https://www.youtube.com/barelypolitical), Jake Roper (https://www.youtube.com/vsauce3), Andy Zou, Molly Gallagher, Vanessa Hill, Kung Pao O'Malley And thank you to our past trend successes: Gangnam Style https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 Trampoline Fail Excites Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1uC3e__CY Friday - Rebecca Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0 Leave Britney Alone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc The Screaming Sheep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIaFtAKnqBU Double Rainbow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI Nyan Cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4 The Harlem Shake - BREAK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtXeetiPyvU By submitting your ideas in any of these ways, you give YouTube permission to use your ideas in videos, images, and other content that may be displayed on YouTube, other Google services, or elsewhere on the Internet. This includes all of the rights we need to use your ideas, whether under copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights. You also agree to submit only ideas and other content for which you have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to give us these rights. By the way... April Fools! ;-)

Smartbox by Inbox: the mailbox of tomorrow, today

We’re excited to introduce Smartbox—a better, smarter mailbox that fuses physical mail with everything you love about the electronic kind. Smartbox isn't real. But Inbox by Gmail is. Email inbox@google.com from an @gmail.com address to request an invite. https://www.google.com/inbox


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