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gDay Launched by Google - Can Predict Tomorrow's Web Content

 4:30 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google Australia announced today (April 1, 2008)

Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now.

We can use this technique to predict almost anything on the web – tomorrow’s share price movements, sports results or news events.


Thanks to Google Operating System blog [googlesystem.blogspot.com] for the tip!



 5:14 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

lol this and the Gmail Custom time must both be april fools jokes...


 5:15 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was also reading the official Google Australia blog (looks like gDay is only available in Australia for now) and the full name of this new technology seems to be "gDay MATE."

Today, in an exclusive launch only for Australians, we're happy to announce gDay search technology, Google's newest innovation, developed right here in our Sydney R&D centre. Using a system called MATE (Machine Automated Temporal Extrapolation), gDay combines...



 5:16 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I made a search on Gday & it's an April fool day.


 5:27 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)



 5:34 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

>> Gmail Custom time

Well spotted tictoc. gMail Custom Time is another new release announcement. The innovative function allows you to choose "now", "6 hours ago" or "other" as a timestamp when you send an email. Nomoremissed deadlines!

Just click "Set custom time" from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox.

How does it work? Gmail utilizes an e-flux capacitor to resolve issues of causality (see Grandfather Paradox [en.wikipedia.org])



 6:38 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's probably a hoax...

And I have to say, the hoaxs are getting lame.

New for April Fools 2008: "Project Virgle"

Google Blog Announces Virgle:

Google's Home page for Virgle:

...and on YouTube:

(if Larry Page could have kept a straight face, it may be 5% more believable)...

Robert Charlton

 7:00 am on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

We can use this technique to predict almost anything on the web – tomorrow’s share price movements, sports results or news events.

And everyone thinks they're joking. That's pretty funny!


 12:12 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've been wondering what their april fools will be.

You know you're an SEO when on the 31st of march you think about such stuff *ack*

I wanted to at least try it [google.com.au] though.


 1:44 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Robert, you're right. I was involved in a major effort by some of the biggest firms in the world who tried to build a web-based commodities trading web site. The web was going to replace the futures market. They would make money by being the market and knowing the trends. While they were not part of the program I was involved in, Enron had this idea as well--it was explained in-depth in the Harvard Business Review.

It was my job (with many others) to explain this to the world. And, it did make sense. With enough data, you would know the trends enough times to be right. And you only had to be right 50.1 percent of the time.


 2:11 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

They almost had me with custom time. I was ready to email it to a bunch of people when I finally came to my senses.

Funny :)


 2:56 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Gmail custom time would actually have been handy ;)
You of course can do that for real from a stand-alone SMTP client
(spammers do it all the time but with future dates).

The quotes and math on that page made me really laugh though.

[edited by: amznVibe at 2:56 pm (utc) on April 1, 2008]

indias next no1

 3:03 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

day before yesterday i had a dream that google going to announce gday ! Wow, i am 1 day in advance than google !

how is it ?

indias next no1

 3:06 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

go to this link : [google.com.au...] it's an april fool joke


 3:17 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

The 'Gmail Custom Time (TM)' is the best April fools' joke ever! Googlers outdid themselves this time.

[edited by: Kufu at 4:11 pm (utc) on April 1, 2008]

Robert Charlton

 6:51 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Pondering the long term social implications of gDay, it's likely that the future tense will disappear from the language. It would be oversimplifying, though, to say that all will become present tense. More likely, we'll be so far ahead of ourselves that everything will become past tense.

Google had a patent on this, but it hasn't been written yet.


 6:54 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

I didn't realize the custom time was a fools joke, but i knew the other one was. Whats interesting at the time was I was thinking, HOW did this get DIGGED up so much.. The feature seems to be useless and only would work well for abusers... lol im an idiot

Oliver Henniges

 8:56 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

The whole idea is almost 40 years old and has first been implemented on Hagbard Celine's famous computer named "#*$!up" in the late sixties. [en.wikipedia.org...]
a resource really, really worth reading btw, though I assume most of you will know it.

Rumours say, one of the hotest projects in the google labs is "your personal I-ching" (throwing those I-chings was fundamental to #*$!up's algos). A pity almost two dozens of engineers already went mad trying to implement true randomization.


 9:02 pm on Apr 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

the hoaxs are getting lame...Project Virgle

Nah, they're better than any I've done -- kudos to Branson for scoring more free global advertising. That guy has balls -- no wonder he's a billionaire.


 3:34 am on Apr 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Here's another:

Google announces adsense for conversations -



 1:44 pm on Apr 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Be sure to make your own Google airplane:

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