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April Fools Blogging Pranks 2008

April 2, 2008

Yesterday was the first of April, which meant plenty of jokes around the blogosphere and all over. Many of them are pretty funny to read, and some of the comments of those who fell for the trickery are even funnier. Here are some of yesterday’s foolish pranks that might make you laugh.

Google – Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes
Google – Gmail Custom Time
Google – Google Calendar Wake Up
Google – gDay with MATE – Search Tomorrow’s Web Today
The Sun – UFO Spotted on Google Earth
TechCrunch – Why We’re Suing Facebook For $25 Million In Statutory Damages
ReadWriteWeb – Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Google DreamAds!
Times Online – The Facebook Tool Which Turns Your Mobile Into a Snoop
CNET News – TechCrunch Acquires Tiger Beat, will rename it Crunch Kids
John Chow – John Chow Cola – The Official Blogger Drink
ProBlogger – ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet
DailyBlogTips – DailyBlogTips Has Been Acquired For $168,000
Winning The Web – Hummer H2 Added To Contest Prize Pool
Zac Johnson – ZacJohnson.com Blog Affiliate Program Now Live
Search Engine Land – Microsoft’s $1 Million Guarantee Program To Win Searchers
Garry Conn- I Got Banned From Google Adsense!
Blogging Fingers – Blogging Fingers Finally Breaks the 23k RSS Subscriber Barrier
MeAndMyDrum – Google Announces the G-String iPhone Accessory
The WWW Observer – I Guess It’s Time…
Where To Advertise – Digg to Buy Microsoft as Shares Fall
Darn Good Reviews – Frog Soap That Washes Away Fat?
ProBloggers Matrix – I Don’t Like Blogging

If you know of any other April Fools pranks on other blogs or websites, or even a joke you posted on your own site, drop a comment to let me know and I’ll add it to the list. I’ll also continue to update this list if I find anymore, so keep checking back and enjoy.

I hope you all had a fantastic April Fools Day 2008! :)

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8 Responses to “April Fools Blogging Pranks 2008”

  1. Jug on April 2nd, 2008 10:24 am

    Thanks for the link love, Tay. Why didn’t you have an April Fools prank? It sure would have been fun if you did! :mrgreen:

    Jug’s last blog post..Minimize Your Online Expenses… Now!

  2. Tay on April 2nd, 2008 8:16 pm

    You’re very welcome, Jug. As for an April Fools prank here… I was too nervous to do anything to seem disloyal to readers, if I couldn’t think of a good one. And I didn’t start planning ahead enough either, so I couldn’t come up with anything good enough. Maybe next year! ;)

  3. Zac Johnson on April 3rd, 2008 2:03 am

    Nice list, it was a fun day. How about the release of my affiliate program on april 1st as well?http://zacjohnson.com/zacjohnsoncom-blog-affiliate-program-now-live/

    Zac Johnson’s last blog post..Follow Me on Twitter

  4. Madhur Kapoor on April 3rd, 2008 1:04 pm

    The one from meandmydrum really fooled me.

    Madhur Kapoor’s last blog post..Replace your Windows Task Manager with Task Manager Free

  5. Mark on April 3rd, 2008 11:27 pm

    @Madhur Really? Cool! :)

    @Tay Seeing the fun last year sparked me to do something this year. I had been thinking about mine on and off since then. So yes, the key is to prepare to make it believable. Thanks for including me in your list.

    Mark’s last blog post..What Is Micro Niche Finder And Why You Need It Right Now

  6. Tay on April 4th, 2008 1:18 am

    @Zac,

    Sure, added it to the list. Can’t believe I missed it!

    @Madhur,

    Mark’s April Fools joke was definitely a good one, and I have to admit when I first started reading it I thought it was real too!

    @Mark,

    I had a couple ideas cooked up, but then I just kept doubting them. I also didn’t give myself enough time to prepare, like you suggest. I might try out something next year though. Looks like everyone had a ton of fun! And you’re very welcome. :)

  7. Forest Parks on April 5th, 2008 11:07 pm

    I know it’s a little late but I pretended I was giving up blogging.Heres the link: http://www.therandomforest.com/2008/04/01/the-future-of-the-random-forest-goodbye-friends/Thanks.

    Forest Parks’s last blog post..Experiment update

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