5 Best April 1st Internet Pranks – Not by Google

April 1st is in many cultures known as day for playing tricks on people. Unfortunately, I spent this year April Fools’ Day in Spain, where this tradition does not exist. Since I wanted to have a few laughs, I had to browse the internet in search for the best of the best. Here is my list!

5. Wolfram|Alpha delivers results as handwritten notes.

If you really like this, start your next query with “handwritten style” (no quotation marks).

Wolfram|Alpha announced a Handwritten Knowledge Engine, a new, more personal way of delivering computed answers. Sticking to the belief that best gifts are handmade, this search engine tried to think of a way to gift each and every user that visited the website. They began to imagine ways to add that handmade, personal flair to Wolfram|Alpha results.

4. Twitter Will Charge for Using Vowels

Many of us were wondering how Twitter makes money. Contrary to popular belief, they do not get paid for messing up the API every now and then, so something else had to be in play. It seems this year Twitter decided to introduce a two-tiered system will see users who don’t want to pay $5 a month relegated to pblshng twts lk ths, in order to encourage “a more efficient and ‘dense’ form of communication.”

3. Square and Box Merge into Polyhedron

CEOs of Square and Box realized they were onto something with these shapes, as the world is full of them. Users, they say, want to both pay for their coffee and send files at the same time. There is no need to risk your coffee getting cold while you open a completely different app to transfer your files. Enter: Polyhedron.

2. Upload to Imgur via Snail Mail

Instead of directly uploading a photo through the Web to image hosting site Imgur, you can now “mail” it to the site. This will help those who find the uploading process too confusing or the speed to fast to follow. You’ll have tons of time to do other things while you wait 2-3 weeks to receive your URL! And then just think of how happy you will be to open your inbox!

1. Hentai Porn Website Automatically Linked with Your Facebook Account

What happens in your browser’s Incognito mode, stays in your browser’s Incognito mode, right? Well, it should. You can imagine the shock of of hentai porn enthusiasts when Fakku punked its visitors into thinking it had automatically uploaded their autoerotic habits to Facebook. This one had me, literally, laughing out loud 😀

What were your favorites this year?


Ivana (Ivy) Gutierrez

Our Executive Editor Ivy is a graduate student at University of Zagreb where she is studying Communicology and Journalism. She is interested in PR and all things digital. More information is available on her website <a href="http://www.anavie.net">Ivy's ink drops</a>.

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