This is my 2013-second-favorite April Fools’ (right after Google Treasure Map).
Are you ready for the closing of YouTube?
Looks like, YouTube has been, all this time, running an eight-year contest, the goal of which was to find the best video ever created.
Google is getting ready to pick the winner; at midnight on April Fools’ it is shutting down the site. 😉
(the company will relaunch it many years later with just the winning video)
Google says it has 30,000 technicians working on narrowing down the list. It has even managed to get YouTube celebrities, commenters, as well as film reviewers on board to participate in the prank.