April Fool’s Day Pranks 2011

Better get ready for April Fool’s Day with some pranks!

Some you’d find in the Internet

Document Panic
Has your victim been working on an important document on their computer? Carefully hide the document in a safe place, then create a fake document with the same name. Fill the document with gobbledy-gook or a funny story. At the bottom put “April Fool’s!”

Harmless Computer Pranks
In the world of technological advancement, this computer prank is bound to make your burst into laughter. You just have to take an old computer keyboard and change the order of keys. It is quite simple, a slight push with a screw driver and the keys will pop out, after which you can replace these keys in a random order. Connect this doctored keyboard to the computer. When your friend tries to use the computer and type something, he is bound to go nuts, trying to figure out why he is not able to get it right. Make a note of the fact that this harmless prank will only work with people who look at the keyboard while typing, people who are well versed with typing won’t feel any difference.

Toilet Trouble

Put a piece of bubblewrap under the toilet seat so when your victim sits, they are surprised by a loud POP!

Crossed Wires
Either late on March 31st or very early on April 1st sneak into a shared office and unplug two phones and re-plug them in with the lines crossed. Both victims will go nuts trying to figure out why they’re getting each others’ calls.

From Plurk.com last 2009

Plurk to relaunch as Bitter

Dear Friends,

Lately, times have been tough at Plurk. Declining new user growth, a tough economic operating environment (clearly, it is impossible to compete in this space with any less than the portly sum of $55 million USD in VC funding garnered by supposed comparable entities) and severe cases of caffeine induced hysteria amongst rank and file A-Team members (bunch of no good, talentless hacks that they are) have all begun to take their toll on our most beloved service.

Although we have made a valiant attempt to create a truly game changing and unique social communication service here on the web this past year, and desired to push the envelope yet further in the coming months and years, ultimately, we have felt threatened and spooked, much like Facebook has in recent months, of the runaway success of social media darling Twitter. Clearly, the unending, and carefully orchestrated multi-million dollar media/PR blitz coupled with the incessant chatter of unworthy egos, and vacuous self-exhibitionists all vying to win the great ‘most followers’ arms race have done their job in leading millions of minions to this soul-sucking, and dehumanizing service.

Rather than admit defeat with our obviously flawed model of attempting to democratize multi-user social communication and empower users to converse amongst each others as peers, we have chosen, effective immediately, to shut down our present day Plurk service in favour of yet another orgiastic paradise of talking down to others and shouting insipid drivel into the audient void. We have decided to call this wonderful new service of ours Bitter. Here is how it will differ from Plurk:

No more emoticons. No fun.
Forced usage of geeky conventions such as “@username” and “#blah”.
You will be unable to follow conversation replies easily.
No more picture or video embeds. Life in mono rocks!
Promoting a landfill of unmarked, potentially incentivized and potentially misleading url shortened links.
No more private messages to a smaller subset or clique of your friends or followers.
Limited customization options aimed at keeping the tone of the service clinical, boring, spammy and lifeless.

http://blog.plurk.com/2009/04/01/plurk-to-relaunch-as-bitter/

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