April Fools’ Post-Mortem

Argentina Amnesty Program JokeYesterday I posted an April Fools’ blog post announcing an “Argentina Expat Amnesty Program,” and even with quite a few giveaways in the post, it seems that I managed to trick a good number of people.

It turned out to be one of the more read posts we’ve have in awhile, so I thought a quick post-mortem of the post was in order. (Plus, if you were fooled, you can see that you were not alone!)

Number of views: 927

Number of Facebook likes: 94

Number of Facebook shares: 188

Number of clicks to the Argentine immigration site from the link at the bottom: 114

Number of clicks to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” after I changed the immigration link realizing that too many people were going to the immigration site and searching for ‘amnesty’: 32

Number of email messages asking if it was real: 4

Number of angry comments: 1.5
(one angry one, one telling me it was not funny)