1 April witnessed an astonishing array of April fools tech launches. From from headphones for pets and glass-bottomed planes to a new Google Maps treasure mode, 2013 is definitely hotting up to be a good year for innovation!
According to Richard Branson, this will create “an experience that will enable Little Red passengers to appreciate the beauty of the British landscape”.
Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels.
We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream. Here’s our mockup of the most retweeted Tweet of all time as it would appear in the new Twttr:
Dust off your shovel and head out to claim some treasure.
YouTube’s ready to select a winner (the site is closing down)
Google Apps gets Levity Algorithm
According to the BBC website, “from today numbers on the side of trains, traditionally noted down by enthusiasts, are being replaced by barcodes which spotters can more simply photograph on their smart phones and upload online.”
Imgur, the photo sharing network, now allows people to send in their photos to share!
And a few other noteworthy April fools tech launches: