Friday, April 11, 2008

Google English? Unexecuted Google's April Fool Prank?

Observe this image carefully (click to enlarge if you don't see enough details)

Google English

You can note a few points here:
  1. Address of the page is www.orkut.com, not www.google.com.
  2. Google logo has "English" as its subscript.
Now a little bit of flashback. About two weeks ago, on March 27th at 5:59 PM to be exact, I opened Orkut. But to my surprise, Google opened instead of Orkut! I tried refreshing for about two three minutes and the same thing happened again and again. I immediately captured a screenshot, which is what you just saw above. Orkut came back to normalcy soon after that.

Google is well known for April Fool pranks. It might have been one of their ideas, which was taken back. But I don't have any information on anything called Google English, so I can't say much about it.

UPDATE: I've been able to find that the mentioned webpage is having the IP Address 64.233.169.104. I will try to get more information about this.

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4 comments:

Aditi said...

lol ;-)

Harish - ಹರೀಶ said...

@Aditi: :-)

Fred said...

in Sept I had a spike in traffic from 3 urls that showed up in google analytics as site referrals (not search engines). When I went to each of them, it showed Google English...

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