Still trying to come up with the perfect prank to pull this April Fools Day? April Fools Rules, a prankster's dream web site, recently launched (March 28, 2006) and may be the resource you have been in search of. April Fools Rules is your shenanigan source. It allows you to browse, rate and contribute April Fools pranks to spur laughter in the spirit of the holiday.
April Fools Rules was developed by Mike Cieri and Greg Mroz. I talked with Mike recently about the product and he said that in creating April Fools Rules:
"We wanted to play around with some web 2.0 techniques, learn php, and make a funny site as we are humorous guys."
I think April Fools Rules accomplishes all of Mike's stated objectives. April Fool Rules relies on user-generated content in the form of Aprils Fools pranks or ratings which is a key characteristic of the web 2.o movement. Though, I noticed that the site did not have syndication feeds (RSS or Atom) so I asked Mike about why they are not offered. Basically he said that they could be added with phase two since they are valuable until you have the content flowing into the site. Additionally, Mike and Greg are working on adding tagging features so that users can tag pranks themselves which is another key web 2.o characteristic.