The pranksters over at Google
and YouTube have cooked up what could be their best April Fool's day ruse yet: claiming that YouTube has been a video contest all along. "We started YouTube in 2005 as a contest with a simple goal: to find the best video in the world. We had no idea we'd get such a great response," says Salar Kamangar, YouTube's CEO.
Perhaps the funniest, and most ironic, statement about the contest is that the winner, who won't be announced until 2023, gets a clip-on MP3 player and a $500 stipend to use towards their next creative project. A measly prize from a company whose net worth is currently $36 billion.
"I encourage everybody to watch as many videos as possible before YouTube deletes everything tonight," Antoine Dodson, of Bed Intruder fame, warns