It’s Tuesday, and even on April Fools Day it’s social media Tuesday. Today, Jason Middleton, Kim Foster and I did a roundup of the best April Fools jokes and fun. And we threw in a little Stephen Colbert for good measure, who, despite always being funny, had a brush with a very unfunny situation that took social media by storm.
The trick with April Fools Day on the Internet is you have to make sure the message is funny and can’t be taken the wrong way. It has to be clear on first glance, because you want people to enjoy what they share, not share because they want to complain. In the example to the left, no one is going to question whether or not Chili’s Baby Back Chunk ice cream is real or not – and because the company chose a signature product, it’s something people will recognize and enjoy.
And I’m going to say it, despite the chorus of ewwwwwws I’m envisioning: Vanilla ice cream and pork in barbecue sauce probably doesn’t taste that bad. No fooling.
Remember Tuesday. That’s the day we do it, usually at 3:37 p.m. Central/1:37 p.m. Pacific, and always on After the Bell on KGO 810. Here’s a link to the After The Bell blog.
And for more social media or to hear what’s going on in San Francisco, you can listen live on the KGO 810 livestream.
Also, have a look at my Chicago Tribune photo gallery of some of the many April Fools jokes on the Internet. I had a lot of fun putting it together, and I hope you enjoy it.
Please let us know what you think. And thanks for listening.