Sunday, April 4, 2010

April Fools from Google

On Thursday, April 1st, I went to my normal search engine, Google, for some information on a new product I was interested in. While typing in my Google search I notices it said 'Topeka' and not Google. I was curious why this was so I clicked a link below that stated "learn about our new name: Topeka". After reading up I was shocked to think that Google would change their name to Topeka because Topeka, Kansas was now Google, Kansas.

I was a victim of a April Fools prank... This was actually the only one I feel for, can you believe it? How could I fall for something like this?? I had to know Google would NEVER change their name to Topeka and have everyone saying "Oh, Topeka it!". Kansas really did change the capitol city name for the month of March but when back to Topeka after the month came to an end.

But for now, it’s April Fools’ Day. “Whatever the outcome, the conclusion is clear: we aren’t in Google anymore,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt wrote on Google’s official blog.

Did anyone else fall for this????


Courtney Medford said...

Haha I did! I thought that was a really clever April Fool's Joke actually. I mean Topeka, Kansas out of ALL places?..I wonder if Topeka residents ACTUALLY referred to their city as Google.

Michelle said...

HA HA I am glad i wasnt the only one who thought this was real... I was telling all of my friends about it and they were like "Michelle, you know that was an April Fool's joke right?" .. Embarrassing! Google, Kansas... that would be funny!