April Fools' gags for nerds
April Fools' gags are breaking out across the Web among tech and news geeks. I had wanted to do one for this blog, but brighter minds than mine didn't think a news blog should be pumping out fake news -- even if it was to be about the newspaper.
(My gag was gonna be an announcement that the Sun would put up a paywall and start charging for online news come Friday. But on second thought, that's no laughing matter for those of us in the industry fearing extinction!)
:: If you haven't heard, check out Google's home page this morning. The company decided to rename itself.
:: Johns Hopkins University is also getting into the renaming action -- they even went so far as to redo their signage!
If you spot any April Fool's gags on the Web today, drop a link in the comments below. I'm especially interested in gags close to home here in Maryland!
And here's some food for thought in case you find yourself laughing today at a gag: a fresh AP article on the science of laughter.
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