April Fools’ Day jokes flooded the Internets today, but we wanted to highlight a few gags that all the writers and readers in the audience would appreciate.
We’ll start with Twitter’s scheme to charge for vowels (see Twttr in action above):
Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service which also includes vowels. We’re doing this because we believe that by eliminating vowels, we’ll encourage a more efficient and “dense” form of communication. We also see an opportunity to diversify our revenue stream.