Uh Oh! Don’t Fall For These Google April Fool’s Day Pranks…
It may technically be March 31, but April Fool’s Day is alive and well already on the world wide web. You know what they say, the early bird gets the sucker.
The cheeky search engine’s first 2014 stunt is, in a word… fun! Earlier today they posted a job listing for a Pokémon Master. You know, due to all the wild Pokémon that are running the streets these days, visible on Google Maps.
To see if you have what it takes to apply for the coveted position, make sure you have the latest version of Google Maps downloaded on your iPhone or Android phone. When you open up the app, hit the search button and tap the little Pokémon ball next to the words “Press start.” Little Pikachus will pop up in your hood. Catch ‘em while you can and follow Google Maps on social media for hints and tips.
Gmail is getting in on the chuckles too. They launched a suspicious new feature today: the Gmail Shelfie. It’s a twist on Gmail’s custom themes that lets you SHARE the selfie you uploaded as your email background. “Gmail Shelfie is built on the idea that you shouldn’t be selfish with your selfie,” they write. Instead, you can share it with the world/at least all of the people who email you. While “Shelfie” is a little catchy, we’ll file this one under Early Pranks. Well played, Google.
Stick with Brit + Co. tomorrow. We’ll keep our eyes out for any inter-pranks waiting to bite while you’re surfing the web on April Fool’s Day. And we promise — pinky promise that we won’t trick you ;)
What do you have up YOUR sleeves tomorrow? Fill us in below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!