Upside-down YouTube among Internet hoaxes launched for April Fool’s gags

As the potentially dangerous Conficker worm is tracked throughout April Fool’s Day, more harmless hoaxes are firing across the Internet.

NEW YORK — As the potentially dangerous Conficker worm is tracked throughout April Fool’s Day, more harmless hoaxes are firing across the Internet.

Google unveiled a “Gmail Autopilot.” It alleges that it will help you weed through your inbox by replying to emails with automated responses.

The 188-year-old British newspaper the Guardian said it would become a “Twitter-only publication,” limiting its reports to 140 characters or less.

One example from 1927 read: “OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool!”

Other hoaxes include upside-down viewing from YouTube, a website of smells called smellr (smell-ER) and an “ideological search engine” from Yahoo that filters results to fit your personal beliefs.

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