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.