Google prank cites shutdown of YouTube

04/1/2013 | Reuters

Google has posted a prank video on YouTube that says the video-sharing site will be taken offline for a decade while technicians determine which of its video collection is the Web's single best video clip. The winning clip would be the only video on YouTube when the site relaunches in 2023, Google said. "While clearly tongue-in-cheek, several YouTube viewers appeared stricken or dumbfounded, while others expressed sadness and regret in attached comments," this article notes.

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