April Fools' Prank: YouTube Closure Managed to Entice Young Birds

By: Anuj Bhatia

Few days ago, Google Reader, went offline. Now it's time to see YouTube disappearing in the same fashion. To salute April Fool's day like anything Google has managed to surprise viewers by closing down YouTube service after eight long years. The video sharing site will be closed down from April 2, 2013. After that all current uploaded videos will get deleted as well. The site is estimated to be live in 2023. What a well framed prank ...Google.

According to YouTube Blog, after eight long years, and seventy two videos uploaded every minute, the most loved service is finally ready to be buried under deep sea. Google played a prank to make all of us Honey Bunny on the occasion of April fool's day. The highly praised video service will come to an end midnight, April 1. As per video shown to viewers, more than 30,000 staff members were busy in reviewing all videos uploaded so far. The competition director says that it will take at least 10 years to choose the "best uploaded video". The site will be back in 2023. The winners will get a fancy mp3 player with can paired on sleeves, and $500 as well. This is how Google made April 1, a memorable one.

Most often these tech companies would like to play pranks on April fool's day. Apple is also a part of well planned game. And Google is known for playing such hilarious pranks even in the past.

April Fools' Prank: YouTube Closure Managed to Entice Young Birds

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