April Fools’ Day 2016: Best and worst jokes

April Fools' Day 2016: Best and worst jokes

Who created April Fools’ Day? 01:45 Whether you love or hate it, here’s a catalog of the best, and worst, of the Internet, to help you navigate through April Fools’ Day 2016. But first, as somebody who has assumed the role of victim more than once, a minute’s silence to those who fell for a prank. It “does not conform with our nation’s cultural traditions, nor does it conform with the core values of socialism,” Xinhua news agency declared on micro-blog platform Weibo. “The most amusing ‘April Fools’ news is that Xinhua is seriously saying ‘don’t believe rumors’,” one comment said. Even The Global Times, a paper close to the ruling Communist Party, seemed to suggest Xinhua needed to loosen up — It did that on Twitter, which is not available in China. Google’s pranked… itself The Mountain View giant is usually very good at April Fools’ jokes. This year they didn’t get it right . Google’s ” Gmail Mic Drop ” featured a special “send” button, which ended your emails with a gif showing a Minion dressed as a king dropping a microphone. “Simply reply to any email using the new ‘Send + Mic Drop’ button,” the company said in a blogpost . “Everyone will get your message, but that’s the last you’ll ever hear about it. Yes, even if folks try to respond, you won’t see it.” The way it was implemented confused many users though. Some used it in error, which caused serious problems. I can’t believe how short-sighted Gmail’s “Drop Mic” April 1 joke is. It replaces the “Send+Archive” button, and attaches GIFs to sent mail. — Andy Baio (@waxpancake) April 1, 2016 After the blacklash, Google turned it off and updated the post with an apology. Apart from this unfortunate idea, Google played several, […]