Google offers not one, but (count ’em) four April Fools pranks

April Fools jokes are not as common as they used to be, probably because nobody has a sense of humor anymore. But Google provided a host of interesting April Fools pranks for 2013. Nicely done effort from each of Google’s main products. Here’s a look:

Google Nose

Google decides that the olfactory senses deserved attention too.

Gmail Blue

Google reinvents Gmail, only bluer. Nice!

Google Maps Treasure Mode

Join in the hunt for Captain Kidd’s treasure, with Google Maps’ new Treasure Mode.

YouTube Best Video Ever contest

The real reason for YouTube’s existence is finally revealed.

George Pytlik

George Pytlik has been involved in the advertising industry for over 30 years and designed his first website when the Internet was one year old. He was an internationally recognized speaker on advertising and branding and served on a number of communication committees at various times throughout his career, as well as writing a regular column for Marketing magazine.

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