Plenty to laugh at on this April Fools’ Day
April Fools day came early for domainers yesterday when TechCrunch posted an article titled “Google Inadvertently Classifies Google Places As A “Content Farmâ€ And Removes From Search Index”.
It purported that Google Places was briefly removed from Google search and there was a war between the web spam team and Google ad teams. It also said that a Google Executive spent two weeks with Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt on Rosenblatt’s new $40 million yacht The Adsense.
(My favorite twitter joke yesterday: “TechCrunch heard there was an embargo on April Fools jokes”.)
Domain Name News quipped that his boat is actually called the Cyber SqWater.
Domain Name News’ Adam Strong eagerly awaits April Fools day each year, and writes more today than he does in the other 12 months combined. The good news is he saves up all his wittiness for this one day.
To follow it up, Strong joked that NameCheap is taking advantage of the uproar over the kittens with a special coupon code.
Kevin Murphy came up with 15 humorous headlines for today — although no stories to go with them.
They range from “Joan Rivers dies after head transplant surgery” to “Hank Alvarez named ICANN compliance chief”, all poking fun at recent domain name stories.
His original story gave you points for each reference you understood. If you got all 15, Kevin wrote that you and he were a match made in heaven and that you should contact him about going on a date.
This scorecard was later removed, perhaps when Kevin realized 99% of his readers are male.
In other news, I heard DomainGang will stick to truthful stories today.