Happy April Fool’s Day! If you thought your favorite brands were too serious and focused on great products and innovation to have a laugh or two, think again. Here’s a roundup of some social media jokes from YouTube, Honda, Twitter and even the little town of Ely, Minn.
Be honest: did you fall for any of them?[more]
YouTube’s real purpose: to find the best video in the world
After an 8-year-long quest, YouTube is ready to announce the world’s best video after viewing billions upon billions of them.
— ScopeMouthwash (@ScopeMouthwash) March 28, 2013
Twitter announces two-tiered service
Users can opt to user the free service, Twttr, but only get to use consonants in their tweets. For $5 a month, get the premium Twitter, which includes vowels.
Twyttyr? Why byy vywyls whyn yyy gyt “Y” fyr fryy? Syckyrs! #nvwls
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 1, 2013
Google Maps can help you find treasure, too
Introducing HondaHair, an in-car haircut service:
Aer Lingus announces new customer service initiatives:
Facebook and Twitter now available in China
Former Google China chief Kai-fu Lee, posted on Sina Weibo that Facebook and Twitter—both blocked by “China’s Great Firewall”—were now available. The post read: “You can now get on Facebook and Twitter in China! No need to jump over the wall! The image below will tell you how!”
Attached was a thumbnail image showing the Facebook and Twitter logos with a small line of text underneath. Users who clicked the image to expand it quickly discovered the joke: “I’m in Tapei I’m in Taipei I’m in Taipei,” the text read. “Happy April Fool’s Day!”
Durex UK introduces sex noise-cancelling headphones
Ely, Minnesota puts a ban on all social media
Ely announces ban on all social media. Local officials say they want people to look up from their handheld screens. twitter.com/WeLoveEly/stat…
— WeLoveEly (@WeLoveEly) April 1, 2013
Introducing the all new (but still the same) Gmail Blue
UK’s Roy-Owl Mail delivers your letters Hogwarts style
Who needs to tweet when you’ve got the Roy-owl Mail? bit.ly/ZTPLwE
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 31, 2013
Martin Guitar issues new piece for gamers
— Martin Guitar (@MartinGuitar) April 1, 2013
Verizon Fios looks to appeal to even the trendiest of customers with Verizon Fios Hipster
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