The fact that we couldn't tell, immediately, whether the Amazon Dash button was a joke or not — it's not, by the way — might tell you something about how intense our gadget addiction has become. At the very least, tech companies weren't afraid to parody some of the worst stereotypes of millennial and Internet users, poking fun at the perception that the Internet is populated by narcissists, snobs and people completely unable to concentrate on anything but a good cat picture.
Here's a rundown of some of the jokes:
Twitter says it's headed into hardware with the introduction of the Twelfie Stick; a selfie stick that lets you tweet straight from the stick. The company has thoughtfully included a fake price ($40!) and a release date — during the holiday shopping season.
Motorola also goes the selfie-stick route with this sort of brilliant piece of satire about its own artisan-crafted selfie stick. Totally doesn't remind us of a certain fruitily named company and their multi-minute odes to steel.
Microsoft says that Lumia smartphones are "going back to BASIC" and will run MS-DOS:
And, through Bing, the all new Cute Cloud:
Dating app Hinge adds a new dating option: playdates for toddlers.
Samsung also got into the act with a super-thin phone called the Galaxy BLADE that's actually so thin that you can cut things with it.
And if you want even more, Caitlin Dewey at The Intersect has a full run-down of what's fake on the Internet today — including a fake crossover between Uber and Tinder. At least, we're pretty sure it's fake.