This year, most of my favorite websites have had some pretty sick posts.
My favorite, and most unexpected one so far, is from Netflix. They've added a ton of incredibly ridiculous and specific genres, making fun of their already ridiculously specific genres. So far I've gotten these two, but Huff Post has a pretty good list of them
Google has a bunch of different pranks this year. Google Maps "Treasure Mode" actually looks amazing, and I could see myself using it for sure.
I checked it out and played around a little bit. If you zoom into Street View, they made it sepia colored and like you're looking through an old-timey looking glass!
Regular Google could not be upstaged by Maps, so they announced their latest innovation - Google Nose (Beta)! Now you can smell the internet!
Not to be left out, Gmail announced it's completely renovated, yet exactly the same, Gmail Blue.
YouTube (owned by Google) announced that, like Google Reader, they'd be shutting down YouTube at midnight. They explained that YouTube was originally launched as a way to find the best video on the internet, and that they'd review all of the submissions and announce the winner upon the site's relaunch (featuring only the winning video) in 2023. Again, Huff Post has all the deets. Google Reader users were not amused.
Pajiba has joined in the fun by posting ironic flashback articles, all of which had me rolling on the floor laughing. So here are some links with recaps.
Christopher Nolan Foolishly Casts Heath Ledger Over Paul Bettany as The Joker In Batman Begins SequelDustin Rowles morns the horrible decision Christopher Nolan has made in casting lovable Heath Ledger as the most psychotic Batman villain.
Hulu announcing they'll be launching new shows including: MILF Island and Inspector Space Time.
Twitter launching Twttr, a basic service that allows users to only twt consonants.
International Business Times also has a pretty sweet summary article!!
Also, Pajiba has been adding more and more articles. I can't keep up!