The news of Facebook shutting down on March 15, 2011 hit the interwebs like an atomic bomb, sending all social networkers into a frantic scramble to find out if there was any truth behind the report.
Here is that report:
PALO ALTO, CA –Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.
“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”
Zuckerberg went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.
“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” said Avrat Humarthi, Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”
Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset.
“I personally don’t think it’s a big deal,” he said in a private phone interview. “And to be honest, I think it’s for the better. Without Facebook, people will have to go outside and make real friends. That’s always a good thing.”
Where on earth did Weekly World News come up with this BS? If Zuckerberg ever wanted out of Facebook, he’d sell it. He wouldn’t shut it down. He knows that it would be a very big deal and that the entire planet would despise him….. well, the majority of it anyhow.
Before you ever even think about giving another one of these pathetic rumors a second thought in the future (because, yes… there will be more of them), remember that Mark Zuckerberg is a very smart businessman who would never throw away a money making machine like Facebook.
Your Facebook life will remain in tact, so please don’t start deleting you pictures or anything like that. Facebook is only going to be bigger tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day……………….
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