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Google's April Fool: YouTube Closing Down

Google's April Fool: YouTube Closing Down
Posted April 1st, 2013 @ 8:22am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Google has gotten into the April Fool's Day spirit once again: After eight years of accepting entries, YouTube is going to shut down to "select a winner." A spoof announcement on the site claims that "YouTube has been nothing but a contest to find the best video, and the 8-year-long submission period is finally closing tonight." It says YouTube will be closed for the next decade while it reviews every video, and will reopen in 2023 with the winning entry as its only video, iTWire reports.

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