A few of last year’s techno April Fool’s Jokes courtesy of NetWorkWorld…
- ThinkGeek.com tempted users with such new products as the ZapCam, a combo video camera and tazer so the user could shock someone and film it at the same time. Also included was software for uploading the video directly to the Internet. The product list also included a USB pregnancy test and a new Wii game involving urination.
- Google last year unveiled Virgle, in conjunction with the Virgin Group to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. “Earth has issues, and it’s time humanity got started on a Plan B,” Google said on its Web page.
- YouTube Rick Rolled its homepage last year
- Twitter faithful got an early April Fool’s jolt last year when a story about charging for tiered service went viral.
What’s in store for today? Someone fool me. Nobody seemed to get my early April Fool’s joke last night, so I yanked the post.