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Google shuts down YouTube after it fulfills its mission

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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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posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:00 22

1. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

google rocks. google nose is the best one.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:05 12

2. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)

April Fools! :P .... hopefully.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:05 7

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 25058; Member since: 05 Feb 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.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:25 1

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4328; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:24 9

4. HASHTAG (unregistered)

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

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 21:18

7. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Somebody's on a negative spree today.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:41 1

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:26

10. lyndon420 (Posts: 5017; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

I Googled it for you, but I came across so much information that you may find interesting, you'd be better off doing your own search. Remember...if you have a question, just ask Google.

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 19:58 7

6. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

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

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 21:18 3

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

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

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 22:13 2

9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 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

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:44

11. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

There is another youtube joke.http://www.youtube.com/theyoutubecollection

oh looks like last years.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:46 1

12. ankitp (Posts: 138; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

Happy Fools day :D

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:48

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2246; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

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

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 02:19 4

14. iluvsmartphonexpdx (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:22

16. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 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 :)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 15:18

17. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 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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