Website pranks have become a part of the annual tradition of April Fool's Day
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Google unveiled Google Nose today, Twitter announced users would have to start paying to use vowels in their tweets, and YouTube announces that it's 8-year video has come to a close. CNN has the story on all the best web pranks:
Every April Fools' Day, tech companies big and small roll out carefully constructed jokes. They're a way for the companies to show they know how to have to have a little fun, while conveniently getting in some free marketing at the same time.
Google continues to be the undisputed champion of April Fools' tomfoolery, with elaborate offerings and high-production-value announcement videos across various Google products.
Google Maps is following up last year's 8-bit maps overlay with an old-timey treasure map. The real, interactive overlay comes complete with sepia-tinged Street View images and a detailed backstory.