Leaked Google Chrome OS Screenshots Faked!

google-chrome-os-screenshot-thumbI’m sure everybody noticed this buzz around the new Google Chrome Operating System that Google introduced on their blog a few days ago.

Soon after the announcement, some graphic designer made a blog just for this special occasion – to be able to share the leaked screenshots of Google Chrome OS in early beta with the rest of the ‘eager-to-see’ world.

Of course those screenshots almost immediately went circling all over the net. And the most amazing part is that it was so fast! Everybody wanted to get a slice of that hot story.

Many blogs with high reputation and credibility (Engadget, Gizmodo…) blogged about it immediately after the screenshots were posted on web. It was simply one of the most talked about pieces of news these days. It also hit digg’s front page and frontpages of many other blogs.

Here’s one of the screenshots in case you didn’t see them:


But only after twelve ours, the blogger that originally posted the screenshots has admitted they are all fake! He said that he just wanted to see what it will happen if he did what he did, and now, even he is surprised by the results he got from the buzz that this thing created.

Here’s what he said about all this:

“I am sorry if you believed it. It was a really bad attempt.  You all are smart people. I never planned on it getting this big. But it did.  (Come one, I know the Google logo. I am actually a graphic designer, I just wanted to see reactions if it was a crappy background.) I never was going to let this go on longer than 12 hours.

Here’s his video about faking these:

And now the most amazing part of all this!

This should be held as an example to all those internet marketers and webmasters who would like to draw fast traffic to their blogs in early days.

This blog that originally posted the fake screenshots of Google Chrome OS got over 124.000 unique visitors in just 12 hours! Simply amazing!

Here’s a screenshot of his WordPress traffic stats for that day:


Now you see what the original idea created with great amount of buzz and around a product that was already important to everyone – Google Chrome OS, can do in just 12 hours. But I’m not saying that you should fake something like he did…

And believe it or not, now this blogger plans to keep some of these visitors by telling them that he will really post news related to Google Chrome OS in the future… Except I don’t think that  someone will believe his words now…

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6 Responses
  • Gagan Reply

    Eagerly waiting for its realease.

    • GenniCe Reply

      Me too! I would really like to test it a little, but I don’t know if it could be good substitute for Windows 7 yet… Maybe for those who want simple things…

  • Bash Bosh Reply

    I don’t think It’ll be an alternative to the Windows.
    Maybe it would be a good alternative to the Ubuntu linux!

  • Jenny Lee Reply

    Chrome OS is based on Linux and is only available for Netbooks. I wonder if Google would make an OS that would compete with Windows XP or Windows 7.

  • Acnelady Reply

    Chrome OS is just based on Linux and it is not really a “real” proprietary operating system from Google. i wonder if Google would also compete with MS Windows in the future.

  • Janice Reply

    Chrome OS is sort of a very basic operating system based on Linux. i wish that google make an operating system just like Windows XP that would compete with Microsoft

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