YouTube Hacked...Sort Of


Thursday evening as YouTube added new features to its site, replaced the usual homepage contents with just its logo and the phrase, "All your video are belong to us" which, for a while, had people wondering if the site had, indeed, been hacked. As it turned out, that was not the case as a second message appeared a while later saying, "No, we haven't been hacked. Get a sense of humor."

Ever so insightfully intelligent, YouTube spokeswoman Julie Supan said of the stunt, "This is what the engineers do, they have fun with our users. They're all cracking up right now. You have to remember who are fan base is. They don't want some dry message." Julie, you are so right. That's why we have the Bloglines plumber too. It'd be nice if more companies did things like this. It shows the humanity behind a corporation and that an entity such as a corporation can, and should be allowed to, have fun just like normal people do. Thanks to Owen for the screen shot.

by Steve Hall    Jun- 2-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Good, Online, Spoofs   

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It reminds me of the Flickr "massage" messages. Fun indeed, although I can see why some users were worried... Maybe adding a little note below it stating maintenance is taking place would have alleviated fears?

Still, fun!


Posted by: FJ on June 2, 2006 10:34 AM

The line, All your 'video' are belong to us, is actually taken from the massive phenomenon known as ' All your base are belong to us ' See my post in response to this for more.
Mike Biggs

Posted by: Mike Biggs on June 4, 2006 2:16 AM