google's sense of humour on canada site

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  1. superfunkomatic macrumors regular

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    okay this is funny.
    just when everyone thinks google is a "serious" business after their share offering - they show they still have a sense of humour.

    http://www.google.ca/googlegulp/
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I found it quite lame. A good April's Fool joke makes you wonder if it could possibly be true.
     
  3. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure it's well within their ability to make a good joke. However, it would probably piss a lot of people off; not good business practice.
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Yeah, when it's a real corporation that's doing the pranking, they have to be obvious and harmless... i think it's cute :)
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good point, they've got to be really careful now that they're publicly accountable. I reckon what they've done is pretty cool though. :)
     
  6. superfunkomatic thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh, my, god. seriously? i doubt it. they know their target markets pretty well. and frankly, 98% of people that used google this morning in our office didn't even see it. i hope most people don't take life this seriously.
     
  7. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I found the FAQ gave some good insights into the Google minds... particularly the self-parodying of the Gmail invite scheme.

    "Come on! It's like you've never even HEARD of viral marketing!"
     
  8. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I personally find April 1st to be such a lame day. Sometimes news, print and web sites take it too far. I think it has become unfashionable, really. When everybody is doing it, it's lost its cachet. Sorry if I sound negative, but this whole April 1 thing is really dumb.
     
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  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The line about the Starbucks was great :D
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    So some genius at Google spent days making that part of the site up, and probably got paid a lot to do it?!?! Sounds fun.
     
  12. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I saw it on the 1st. I think it's great a big company can still stay true to it's audience... the common person.

    People aren't going to stop using google because they like a good laugh. Any stuffed up business man who disaproves needs a reality check. The world is uptight enough already.
     
  13. virividox macrumors 601

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    yup i was laughing my pants off for a long time :)
     
  14. hob macrumors 68020

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    Canadian Humor, it's like British Humour distilled with American Humour and in the end noone really gets it... :p

    I liked it though :)
     
  15. jimjiminyjim macrumors 6502

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    You see? There's just something special about 'em. "I liked it though." Yes, we knew you would.

    (Do you get what I'm saying?)
     
  16. VAmin macrumors member

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    Have you ever tried applying?

    "Thank you for contacting Google about our Copernicus Research Center.

    We've received an overwhelming response to this opportunity and are not
    currently accepting additional resumes. We will, however, keep your
    information on file should we have an opening in the future. At the
    current staffing levels, we anticipate that we may need additional
    applicants on or around April Fool's Day in 2104. Until then, we
    appreciate your interest in Google and your taking the time to write us.


    Sincerely,

    The Googlunar Recruiting Team"
     

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