YouTube Steps Back In Time To 1911: Happy April Fool’s Day 2011

April Fool’s Day 2011 has arrived today with no doubt many of you playing practical jokes on your friends, loved ones or work colleagues. The day which is celebrated around the globe is now widely recognized as a day to “have a laugh” with those closest to you, and if you head on over to Wikipedia you can find out more information on today including the first ever recording of an April Fool’s Day joke in 1392! Here at OSM we have already brought you news about Google taking part with their own Gmail motion prank or check out Tim’s best April Fool’s Day iPhone apps.

But today its the turn of video sharing site YouTube to join in with the fun. To spice things up this time around, the site have interestingly turned the clock back to 1911 to take a glance at what the site could have looked like back in the day. In fact as Mashable reported, if YouTube had been existent at that time, it would in fact be celebrating a staggering 100 years.

To celebrate in style but with a touch of a surprise element, the site have developed a promotional video including the “top 5 viral images of 1911,” with an updated site logo and a redesigned 1911 button on every video to fit in with the whole era.

You will see as I did, when clicking onto a clip, it will automatically whizz you into what seems like a “back in the day, old school motion pic” including the older style color of images and piano soundtrack to accompany it.

Check out the clips below and tell us your favorites, or better still let us know how or what you are planning today?