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Internet Hoaxes Launched For April Fool's Gags

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NEW YORK (AP) - As the potentially dangerous Conficker worm is tracked throughout April Fool's Day, more harmless hoaxes are firing across the Internet.

Google unveiled a "Gmail Autopilot." It alleges that it will help you weed through your inbox by replying to e-mails with automated responses.

The 188-year-old British newspaper The Guardian said it would become a "Twitter-only publication," limiting its reports to 140 characters or less.

One example from 1927 read: "OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool!"

Other hoaxes include upside-down viewing from YouTube, a Web site of smells called smellr (smell-ER) and an "ideological search engine" from Yahoo that filters results to fit your personal beliefs.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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