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You Tube Celebrates April Fool’s Day

Today YouTube decided to give viewers a laugh by pretending that the site was founded 100 years ago in 1911. They even changed their logo to look more old-fashioned.

The site explains video posting methods of the early 1900s’. “It’s hard to believe that just a century ago, YouTube was a fledgling video site for paupers and presidents alike. Today, we celebrate 100 years of YouTube, and we thought we would reflect on our inaugural year with a re-print of our first blog post from 1911. In honor of this milestone, today’s homepage is a reproduction of how you might have viewed it 100 years ago. Check out some of the most popular videos of the time and be sure to try out our new upload mode which summons a horse-drawn carriage to pick up your video submission from your home. Here’s to another epoch of great video!”

Take a look at YouTube’s funny video of “Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911.”

Visit the site’s blog for even more laughs about their most popular blogger of April 1911.

Published on: April 1, 2011