After Hours

Idiot Watch link of the day

One day a year we get to see the true intelligence of some news sources.

It's April Fools again, that means thanks to time differences that we have two days to disregard what appears to be big news stories.

One of the traditional homes of the well thought April Fools joke is Google. This year they've locally released a technology called "gDay with MATE" that can bring you search results from the future. Not a bad joke, and here is the page that tells you the truth. Yet this story is appearing on Google News currently and it makes very interesting reading.

Note the publications that have failed to recognise that it is April 1 and can be classified as idiots.

Today it will be fun to see who falls in the Idiot Watch trap.

About Chris Duckett

Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic advent...

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