YouTube has a tradition of celebrating April Fools Day as only the the largest worldwide video-sharing community can. Today, YouTube is highlighting the “Top 5 Viral Pictures of 1911.”
The YouTube Blog adds, “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.”
Yesterday, we received a news tip via Twitter from State Of Search, which deserved a follow up. After researching the backstory behind a new, greener, design of Coca-Cola bottles, these bloggers stumbled upon a product section of eBay which, uncannily, read like a list of unremarkable product launches from an analog era.
Languishing, in a sort of digital limbo for unwanted collectibles destined for the scrap heap, alongside cans of New Coke, Coke II, and a paperweight of AOL’s Running Man (the latter of which I was almost tempted to buy), sat Google Buzz.