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Finally! Google’s April Fool’s Joke



Every year, those scallywags at Google come up with some piece of silliness for April Fool’s. Last year it was a UFO embedded in Google Earth’s Area 51 map. This year it’s TiSP – Toilet Internet Service Provider. And who says Australian Broadband connections have to be sh… 🙂 On a marketing note, it’s fascinating that once your brand is well established, you can play around with it like this. The look and feel of the TiSP site is very Google, with a few calculated errors to indicate that it’s not kosher. The community group has about 5000 posts. Goodness knows how many have blogged it.

EDIT: Check out also Google Paper and PigeonRank – bet you didn’t know PC stood for Pigeon Cluster.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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