Google's Latest April Fools' Jokes

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April 1 2013 10:40 AM

Google's Latest April Fools' Jokes

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Google attempts to outdo its past April Fools' Day jokes with Google Nose.

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Before you email your friends about Google Nose or make plans to leave a flower in Slate's Google Graveyard for YouTube, take a look at your calendar: Yep, it's April 1. OK, now that that's out of the way, feel free to enjoy the tech giant's latest April Fools' Day pranks. (The Next Web has a rundown of a few others the site's running today here.)

Google Nose:

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Shutting Down YouTube:

Both are good, but for my money neither lives up to the concept of Gmail Paper, which (fake) promised to send you printed copies of all your email.

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Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. Follow him on Twitter.