gmail motion Gmail Motion: Google's April Fools prank for 2011

Oh, you nerds!

Google offered up their annual April Fools prank at the stroke of midnight, and, per usual, you’d have to be pretty gullible to fall for it. This year’s is absurd suggestion? Gmail Motion.

“The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed,” reads the introductory post. “Since then,
countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human
computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology?”

In true Google form, it’s a bit dry. But when they break into the tutorial of an extremely sad looking man giving a double thumbs up to “reply all” on an email, we sort of lose it.

Past Google April Fools pranks include Gmail Paper, Google Custom Time and Google Romance.

For an intro on how to use the entirely unreal Gmail Motion, watch away!

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell