YouTube announced it will be shutting down after eight years in business and will no longer accept videos. The news comes, of course, just before April Fools’ Day you should have know it by now, it’s the annual prank day of Youtube.
It’s no secret that April Fools’ Day is a big part of Google and YouTube’s company culture and tradition. For example, YouTube did a throwback in 2011 to fake viral videos from 100 years ago and last year, the site said you could order all clips on DVD. In 2008, every video led to a a Rick Roll.
The company teamed up with The Onion to create a YouTube-star-studded video explaining how the site was set up as part of a contest to find the best home video on the Internet.
What do you think of this year’s prank? Which is the best you’ve seen on web today?