Google shuts down YouTube after it fulfills its mission

Google shuts down YouTube after it fulfills its mission
It turns out that YouTube hasn't been designed to deliver cat videos to us, but rather it has had a bigger mission. YouTube has actually been a contest to find the greatest video of all time. Now, almost 8 years after its launch, Google is shutting down YouTube, and it will choose the winning video tomorrow at midnight.

Of course, this is entry number two in Google's annual April Fool's Day gags, and we'd say it's one of the better ones, right up there with Google Paper, the prank from 2007 which claimed to give you a paper record of all your e-mails. 

For this one, Google has even set up a YouTube live stream, set to air tomorrow at midnight EST (9PM PST) where the "winning" video will be announced. What would you choose as the best YouTube video of all time? 

source: YouTube Blog

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16 Comments

1. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

google rocks. google nose is the best one.

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

April Fools! :P .... hopefully.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is the best! Kudos to el goog for this one LMAOOOOO! I was about to sad as hell that YouTube was shutting down.

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Same here man! 'O s**t!' was my initial reaction. I actually forgot it was 1st of April and took the headline seriously until i came to the 2nd paragraph. Daaayyuuum! They got me.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

Awhhh Fu*k you Google for this one! You got me! Lol.

7. HASHTAG unregistered

Somebody's on a negative spree today.

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I'm wondering how big their servers are, and what amount of data storage do they use? Billion GB,,,,,?

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know what I'll admit, thus was funny. Almost had me there for a minute.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

See, Google's a great company. Funny April Fool's video.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

How dare you Youtube? I was about to bang my head on the wall when hearing this! Anyway, April Fools! You got me! :P

11. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

There is another youtube joke.http://www.youtube.com/theyoutubecollection Edit: oh looks like last years.

12. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Happy Fools day :D

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

With the way Google conducts it's Spring cleanings you never know... this could be real someday!

14. iluvsmartphonexpdx

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

GOOGLE BEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD!!!

16. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

I wounder why they didn't mention a google glass win instead of $500 and mp3 player. That would be a good advertisement along the way. Thank GOD it's Fools day because youtube is very important to me otherwise how can we watch jhon V exclusive phone reviews :)

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

actually the prank said they needed 10 years to find the best video and will relaunch Youtube in 2023 featuring just the best video.

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