Google Analytics fools users with ‘International Space Control Room’ viewer location prank

AprilFool_GoogleAnalytics_lowEven Google Analytics is fooling its users with a hard to recognise prank. Today when I checked into Google Analytics, and then onto the ‘real time’ reports, I was surprised to see 41 visitors coming from the ‘International Space Station – Control Room’. Needless to say, I clicked on the location without thinking much, and thus got fooled by Google Analytics. When you click on the location, it shows the keyword ‘April Fool’s’ on the left.

Google is giving way too much priority to this date it seems, as they’re even targeting users of their specific services.

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