April Fools’ Day
- Google. Google is the king of online April Fools’ fun, and frequently their “pranks” take the form of fun games or cool tricks integrated into their many services. In 2015, for example, Google Maps amused us by integrating a playable Pac-Man game into maps of the real world! Google is definitely one of the first stops to make on your April Fools’ Day tour.
- Amazon. This online retail giant is known for great customer service - and on April Fools’, they tend to serve up some great fun to their customers. Last year, they reverted their site’s homepage to look just like it did in 1999. Visitors could easily get back to the real site to continue their shopping with all the modern convenience we expect from Amazon, but still - nothing like a blast from the past to make you feel a little dated.
- Netflix. Would you expect any less from an entertainment icon like Netflix? In 2014, Netflix announced two new “Netflix originals,” which were simply episode-length videos of food cooking - yum. Last year, they released a PSA campaign warning of the dangers of “binge watching.” Can’t say they don’t know their audience!
There’s plenty of other culprits to watch out for, especially tech companies like Apple and Samsung. But ultimately, it comes down to this: don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Especially on April 1.