Facebook Shutting Down in March: Fact or Rumor?

Facebook's Zuckerberg!

Facebook's Zuckerberg!

Reporting from Weekly World News: 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.

People’s Reactions:

The reactions to this unexpected news varied. Here are a few:

  • Thank god. I hope this is true!!
  • This is how Zuck wants to conduct his sale of FB? What a putz!
  • I know this is a joke but honestly I think this is all truth said through jokes. When one comes and thinks of it in my opinion.
  • I cant live without Facebook, but if they did that shit I’m sure that another social networking website will pop up and life will goes on. and it will begin from where Facebook has end up…
  • It’s not true, for everyone who believes this. Its just like when they wanted to shut down the blackberry service and nothing ever happened. Never believe this kind of stuff.
  • Wow seriously? This sucks, now we got to go back to stupid crappy MySpace :(

I personally doubt this is true… What about you: Do you believe this news? Would you consider Facebook shutting down a curse or a blessing? And what do you think will happen if it is true?

Looking forward to your comments and reactions down below..

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    I think it’s silly that Facebook would ever close because one person got bored of playing with 50 billion USD.

    Mashable say it’s a rumor, too: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/01/10/fb.shutdown.rumor.mashable/

  • http://twitter.com/RobaAssi Roba Al-Assi

    I think that rumor is harder to believe than if you told me unicorns are true :D

  • http://twitter.com/RobaAssi Roba Al-Assi

    Great article, Amer.

  • hotmail.com

    Of course it’s fake, they’re planning their IPO and Goldman Sachs just invested hundreds of millions of US Dollars in the company, valuating it at around 50 Billion US Dollars. If he were so sick of Facebook, he would just sell his stock. Definitely fake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590295330 Alameer Kawar

    It better NOT be true, I have loads of friends that the only way of communicating with them is through facebook. I get so information about my friends every day without having to call each and every one of them every single day.

    I usually come home from work at around 5 PM and check the “last 300 posts”. in so many times I find important information like someone being sick, someone losing a family member, someone getting engaged or married, birthdays or any of the so many important things that anyone might want to know about their friends.

    Some “realists” might think that this is stupid, but believe me… facebook is doing its magic every single day in hundreds of millions of people’s and friends’s lives all over the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590295330 Alameer Kawar

    It better NOT be true, I have loads of friends that the only way of communicating with them is through facebook. I get so information about my friends every day without having to call each and every one of them every single day.

    I usually come home from work at around 5 PM and check the “last 300 posts”. in so many times I find important information like someone being sick, someone losing a family member, someone getting engaged or married, birthdays or any of the so many important things that anyone might want to know about their friends.

    Some “realists” might think that this is stupid, but believe me… facebook is doing its magic every single day in hundreds of millions of people’s and friends’s lives all over the world.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Didn’t know you’re such a big Facebook fan. You do make a good point. I wish I have the energy to keep up with everyone, but in fact I don’t. I barely keep up with the closest 15 people to me, and that’s by phone and face to face.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Good to know! I sometimes hate Facebook but I think it has brought some additional value to our lives – and some addiction too!

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    Thanks :)

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/2011/01/zuckerberg-facebook-is-not-shutting-down-cartoon.html Zuckerberg: Facebook is Not Shutting Down! [Cartoon]

    [...] crowds were in shock: Is Facebook really shutting down as the rumor claims? Some were happy, some were sad while others freaked [...]

  • Craig Sicile

    Why do

  • Craig Sicile

    What is this website, why do I keep stumbling here, what’s the purpose of the annoying “hover me” thing and why is “Beirut” the only one who posts?

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    Who is Craig Sicile? How did he get here? Why Google seems to think he doesn’t exist? :P

  • Micheal

    Zack should shut the facebook down, it is coursing problems in relationships

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