April fool’s day is upon us and every year, some of the most visited social media sites like to play fun games to trick their viewers. Last year, YouTube pulled a bait-and-switch and propelled Rick Rolling to one of the largest memes to date. This year, the video giant has flipped everything upside down.
Here’s a list of other things going on around the web for today’s celebration of foolery (from webdistortion):
The Guardian says its swapping print for Twitter.
Youtube give us a new layout.
The Pirate Bay sells out to Warner.
Gmail on AutoPilot
Jason Calacanis invests in Smellr Flickr for your nose.
Opera Face Gestures
Google’s CADIE – Google Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity
Chrome in 3d.
Hotel’s Room’s on the Moon.
Miss World visits ‘beautiful’ Guantanamo Bay
Smashing Magazine’s Internet Explorer Update.
SitePoint’s Internet Reboot Day
Expedia offers flights to Mars.
Add some shine to your website.
Landmark JQuery plugin.
Reddit changes it’s layout.
Web Standards Project unveils the purpose of Conficker Worm.
Woopra Web Cam
Top Gear to stream on the Web ad supported.
Web2.0 ireland’s 10 million euro funding
Facebook acquires Boards.ie
Wired claim they’ve got Twitter’s business plans
the end of Advertising at Marketing magazine.
ThinkGeek. Hilarious as always.
BBC Iplayer available on a Toaster.
Facebook in Trouble via E-Consultancy
Qualcomm opens the door on it’s top secret R&D.
Identi.ca acquires Twitter
Floating Amazon Cloud Environment
Digg’s algorithm cracked
Automatic mood detection from MSN
Get your Harry Potter E-books here
French Films banned from Lovefilm.
For more, check out Mashable’s April Fools list.