You may see people making post like the below:
Or you may see status messages like the ones below:
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LISTEN UP FB FAM N FRIENDS, FACEBOOK WILL BE CLOSING ON MARCH 15, 2011..SO I ADVISE U TO TAKE DOWN ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS, VIDEOS, PERSONAL INFO, ETC. BECAUSE AFTER THE 15TH EVERYTHING WILL BE ERASED..U CAN CHECK OUT THIS SITE FOR MORE INFO..weeklyworldnews.com/
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Facebook will be closing by March 15th..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.”
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So is facebook Closing on March 15th?
FACEBOOK WILL END ON MARCH 15th!
Apprently based on the story posted at the above web site, it is. Quote Below:
"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.”
Some Facebook users were furious upon hearing the shocking news.
“What am I going to do without Facebook?” said Denise Bradshaw, a high school student from Indiana. “My life revolves around it. I’m on Facebook at least 10 hours a day. Now what am I going to do with all that free time?”
However, parents across the country have been experiencing a long anticipated sense of relief.
“I’m glad the Facebook nightmare is over,” said Jon Guttari, a single parent from Detroit. “Now my teenager’s face won’t be glued to a computer screen all day. Maybe I can even have a conversation with her.”
Those in the financial circuit are criticizing Zuckerberg for walking away from a multibillion dollar franchise. Facebook is currently ranked as one of the wealthiest businesses in the world, with economists estimating its value at around 7.9 billion.
But Zuckerberg remains unruffled by these accusations. He says he will stand by his decision to give Facebook the axe.
“I don’t care about the money,” said Zuckerberg. “I just want my old life back.”
The Facebook Corporation suggests that users remove all of their personal information from the website before March 15th. After that date, all photos, notes, links, and videos will be permanently erased..”
Do you believe it?
I hope not:
If I were you, I would take that story and trash it. There are no other sources online that have or will confirm it and if you just take the time to read it, you can see it just doesn't make sense. Plus let's not miss that most of the other stories on the site above are pure bull as well.. Funny, but bull none the less..
The Company is actually Growing. Bigger, Bigger & Bigger
Facebook is worth 50 billion big ones and rising. Do you really think Mr. Mark Zuckerberg plans to close it all down cause he's tried of managing it?
I think not.
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Rutherford Data Center
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It kind of reminds me of the old your account will be closed or this major free service is closing Hoax. Read about them at the links below, and please do not spread the facebook closing story above, as fact. Cause, well, it's not. lol :)
MSN is closing down
Snopes.com (Free Services Closing Down Hoaxes)
Spread The Word ( Facebook Is Closing March 15th IS A HOAX )
(Please excuse any grammar or spelling errors, as I was in a rush to write this.. Time to go have fun.) :)