YouTube to shut down - April Fool's
- Published: 1 Apr 2013 at 05.49
- Online news:
In an elaborate April Fool's prank, YouTube announced Sunday it was going dark for a decade, and that the site was merely an eight-year contest to find the best video.
"It's finally time to pick the winner," YouTube representatives announced in a 3:32 minute video posted on its homepage.
The message was simple: the world's most popular video-sharing website would close at the end of the day to review all the video submissions it has received over the years, and would announce the best one in 2023.
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