Funny Google TV Hoax

By Deane Barker on January 31, 2007

Clever little sh*t: This is brutally funny. Watch the YouTube video that started it — I’d have fallen for it if I had seen it.

Last Friday a YouTuber by the name of “Mark Erickson” posted a video claiming to reveal an easter egg in Gmail that unlocked an invite to a yet to be announced Google beta service called Google TV. Using some relatively fancy spoofing, he showed a screencast of how logging in and out of Gmail over and over again would eventually unlock the invite. Many greasy Google fanboys (like me) followed his instructions, logging in and out dozens, and dozens and dozens of times.