Three creative, entertaining 2013 April Fools Day Pranks from Tech Companies

Being April Fool’s Day, I have several fun & creative pranks by companies (related to technology) to share with you today..

If you have been following April Fool’s Day pranks you likely know that YouTube usually has a great one… this year is no different. “We are stopping submissions at midnight for the Best Video Contest”. They teamed up with the comedic talents at ‘The Onion’ to create this very well done video.


The next is from Twitter, the micro-blogging company/service:

“Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.

We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream”

They closed off their prank with a reprint of the most re-tweeted post of all time (to date), when Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States, November 2012. You can see that to the right





Another April Fool’s Day prank – this one from a Cider company in the UK. If you have ever visited an Apple Store, you’ll get a kick out of this one… they nailed it 🙂