Tech Prank of the Day: YouTube is shutting down

YouTube opened its proverbial doors to us back in 2005 with a singular goal: to let people upload videos for eight solid years and then shut down unexpectedly. Over the next ten years — because that's how long it would probably take to review every single video — employees will pick the ultimate winner of the YouTube video contest. It's sad but true — for today, at least. Read this little April Fool's goodbye from YouTube:

Thanks for all your great entries. YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner. What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?

We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years.

Yes, it's all just a prank, but don't miss the video — it features some of the most popular YouTube stars, like Charlie and Harry from "Charlie Bit Me" and David from "David after Dentist" to comment on the news. All kidding aside, what do you think is the best YouTube video ever made?

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