YouTube Rick Rolling Its Own Users

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: Apr 1, 2008 • References: trendhunter
If you read Trend Hunter's extremely popular list of the Top 40 Pranks and Prank ideas, you'd know all about Rick Rolling. In short, you send someone a link, but the link tricks them to see Rick Astley's video, "Never Gonna Give You Up." Then you get to say, "You Got Rick Rolled."

Well guess what!? Just one day after our prank article, we see that YouTube UK is bringing it back. YouTube is Rick Rolling their own users! The April Fools day prank is already visible on Euro YouTube sites... America, it's only a matter of time before you'll be Rick Rolled.

Check out our killer prank post (it just hit the front page of digg):

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