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If you are a YouTube addict and love checking out videos or uploading new videos, so this is surely a very bad news for you. This is because after glorious success of eight years, the world’s best site for checking out any desired video is shutting down! You heard it correct, YouTube is shutting down on the first of April, here are the details:
This is not a rumor because YouTube, itself declared its closure on the first of April. YouTube conveyed this message from a video created by The Onion, which sums up all the experiences of YouTube, from the beginning till the end.
Tom Liston, communications director at YouTube, said in the video “We are so close to the end, Tonight at midnight, YouTube.com will no longer be accepting entries. After eight amazing years, it’s finally time to review everything that has been uploaded to our site and begin the process of selecting a winner.”
This means a new contest is on its way, according to the video, the criteria for this will be that every video will be reviewed by a judge panel, this will be a really long process because there are so many videos on YouTube that it will take about 10 years to review all these videos and the winners will be announced on 2023 , when YouTube will be once again open.
Are you really thinking that YouTube is about to be close? Well, hold on because it is an April Fool Prank, Antonie Dodson, a YouTube artist, everything in this video is just a joke! He said that all of them are storytellers and that is why they have started this a new video contest prank and it is Dodson’s friendly advice to checkout all video before YouTube get closed.To make this prank even more realistic, YouTube included two fake presenters to host this contest.
No one can ever forget that Google and YouTube has a tradition of such April Fool Pranks because last year they attempted to convince the world that all the YouTube videos could be bought on DVD called the ‘YouTube Collection and this time the absolute closure of YouTube!
What if this turns true? Well, that is really not possible to shut down such a big site so easily. Checkout this video, so you will get to know how YouTube almost shocked everyone for few minutes!