01 April 2016

TechCrunch: “Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails”

Google has reversed one of its April Fools’ Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.

The U.S. internet giant is usually celebrated for its creative April Fools gags — some of its others today are funny — but the Big G’s attempt to inject humor into email via a ‘Mic Drop’ button that inserts a Minions GIF in Gmail messages backfired.

Jon Russell

You would think Google learned its lesson after forcing Google Buzz into people’s mailboxes, but apparently there’s an unlimited supply of social blunders inside the company.

I have stopped paying attention to April Fools jokes from tech companies years ago, but this one from Adobe (published on their very interesting Lightroom channel on YouTube) caught me by surprise and was actually funny:

Lightroom Coffee Break: Make any photo look like an Ansel Adams Masterpiece

Post a Comment