Word of Mouth - Segment
10:47 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Here's What's Awesome

Was 2012 the lamest year ever for April fools on the web?

This pretty lame and implausible prank indicates that maybe it was...

But I did like Google's prank of Street View kangaroos, and, of course, the totally awesome idea of putting Google maps on 8-bit NES cartridges.

Also, there's a sequel in the works to Kony 2012, but has it hit a snag?

And from activism on the web, to an explosion of data, as the National Archives have digitized census data from 1940.

But, is there a dark side to the cloud?

The good news is, the perennially awesome Star Wars fan-verse has been hard at work. Check out this video of Yoda edited to sound grammatically correct:

Speaking Correct Order of Words Yoda Is from MechaStewart on Vimeo.

And then there's this awesomely literary find...the first ever book trailer recorded by, who else, a tipsy Ernest Hemingway.

Wanna see a shotgun make a rainbow? Yes, you do.

Not your speed? Well, how about this...an awesome bunch of robots who've formed their own Beatles cover band:

Now THAT's pretty awesome.

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