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YouTube to shut down tomorrow for good with all content being deleted

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2013 22:13 User comments (14)

YouTube to shut down tomorrow for good with all content being deleted Google has announced today that video sharing behemoth YouTube will be shutting down tomorrow, for good, with all content being deleted.
Apparently, YouTube was really just an eight year long contest, and the best video of all-time will now be voted on by an expert panel of judges that includes famous viral video celebrities like Antoine Dodson and Charlie of "Charlie Bit My Finger."

YouTube says the voting will take about a decade to complete, and the billions of videos submitted have been narrowed down to just 150,000.

The winner will get $500 as a creative stipend for their next video, and an MP3 player.

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14 user comments

231.3.2013 22:23

Is this some kind of early April fools joke?

331.3.2013 22:25

Originally posted by defgod:
Is this some kind of early April fools joke?
Google does it every year lol

431.3.2013 22:29

How many will actually believe it?

531.3.2013 22:31

LoL Google...you really got me, yawn...



631.3.2013 23:31

LOL!

71.4.2013 0:11

Well I guess we will find out tomorrow if it is a bunch of B.S or not


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81.4.2013 1:38

Wow this is probably the dumbest April's fool joke I have ever seen. It's most likely aimed at the idiots that believe those Facebook chain letters as well........

YouTube has a mind of it's own, there's no shutting it down....fail

91.4.2013 2:50

Anyone want to buy a bridge?

101.4.2013 4:11

Nice try!

111.4.2013 8:13

got me until I saw the date!



121.4.2013 9:02

I believed the headline for about a second, until I remembered it was April 1st. So, technically, I was fooled. lol

131.4.2013 14:55

lol:
#3 - YouTube.com
Global rank: 3
U.S. rank: 3
Last year's rank: 3

Global reach: 32.698%
Global pageviews: 4.0823%
Sites linking in: 3,198,073

Source: Alexa, as of August 2012
http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/most-popular-websites

Google April Fool's Day Pranks 2013 (15)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Go...aster_eggs#2013

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141.4.2013 14:56

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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Apr 2013 @ 14:58

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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