FACEBOOK WILL END ON MARCH 15th!

Charlie - posted on 01/08/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )

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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.


What will your life after facebook be like ?
how would it change ?
Is it for the better or worse ?

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Sherri - posted on 01/11/2011

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Haley you could have read a few post up and would have gotten your answer.

Sherri - posted on 01/08/2011

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FALSE RUMOR: Facebook Shutting Down on March 15
Saturday January 8, 2011

Attention Facebook and Twitter users:

The "news" that Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will shut down on March 15 because he finds running the company "too stressful" is false.

I repeat, false.

It's a rumor based on a fictitious, satirical story published on WeeklyWorldNews.com, a tabloid-style website (formerly a weekly newspaper) best known for such past scoops as "Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2011" and "Megan Fox Is a Man."

It isn't news. It barely even qualifies as a rumor.

Pass that on.

Read the original spoof:
• Facebook Will End on March 15th!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2011/01/...

If it had been true I may have seriously lost my mind. I send 8-10 hrs a day on facebook at least 5 days a week.

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Sherri - posted on 01/11/2011

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and at the time of her initial post it was only a page and 1/2 long and if she had bothered to look 4 posts up the answer was right there. LOL

Sherri - posted on 01/11/2011

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Nothing compares to FB though Ellen. I hate Myspace and twitter would never get used to another. Yes, yes I do spend way to much time on FB and love every minute of it. LOL!!

No Haley read the whole thread.

Ellen - posted on 01/11/2011

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Hey there's always twitter or myspace. There are other social networks as well. I like FB, but can get used to another if it were to shut down. It's not the end of the world. Personally, I think people have way too much time on their hands, and spend way too much time on FB, and other networks.

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i could care less if facebook shut down. all my important pictures are on my computer, and i don't have many friends to keep up with. so it wouldn't make much difference to me.

Johnny - posted on 01/09/2011

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I was just coming on here to point out the whole Goldman Sachs thing. Goldman has made a contractual set-up with Facebook to handle the IPO and they are both set to probably make millions, if not billions, from over pricing before the sell-off. There is no way they'd be closing it down.

Nikki - posted on 01/09/2011

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Just a rumor guys. Don't get your panties in a twist.

Facebook Shutting Down Rumor Goes Viral: Site Said To Be Ending March 15, 2011


It's not clear how it started, but a ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down is spreading fast on social networks.

The hot rumor -- evidenced by Google Trends and gaining traction on Twitter -- says that on March 15, 2011, Facebook will be closing down. Not taking a day off, not undergoing maintenance, but ending entirely.

The rumor has led to such frantic tweets as, "Facebook will be shutting down on March 2011? I hope not!" (@MissAyl) and "So the rumor is Facebook is shutting down....please don't jump to twitter & ruin my social networking experience" (@jjelksboss).

Facebook users are also concerned. Says one: "Facebook is shutting down on March 15, 2011 for good D: Is there any way we can stop this!?!?" And a group has already started to stop Facebook from shutting down.

Ironically, Yahoo announced last month that its "Yahoo Video" will be closing down on the date in question, March 15, 2011, and videos can be seen for the last time on March 14. But that hardly means it's taking the rest of the Internet down with it.

Just a day ago, an opinion piece published on CNN said that the recent Goldman Sachs investment was the "beginning of the end" for Facebook. That post went viral with more than 5,000 Facebook "likes" and could be partially to blame for the ensuing panic.

Whatever the reason for this rumor, it's safe to say that as a site with more than 500 million users and a $500 millon investment from Goldman Sachs recently, Facebook won't be shutting down anytime soon.

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UPDATE: ABC News speculates that the rumor started with this post published Jan. 8 by the satirical Weekly World News. Facebook has yet to officially respond to the rumor.

April - posted on 01/09/2011

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I'm disappointed that it is not true, even though I am on the computer a lot. Not 10 hours, but at least 2-3 hours a day. I am deaf, so FB is how I communicate with people. Text message too. I do not use the phone unless there are dire circumstances. Although FB is essential for contacting my family and friends, I am trying to spend less time on it. ;

Jodi - posted on 01/09/2011

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I have to admit, I'm glad it's not true! I have family and friends all across the globe and it's nice to see their pics and for them to see mine and keep up with each other in a very convenient way. If it really did shut down, I'd have my techy husband start a family website with photo sharing, chat enabled, all that stuff. Less convenient, but doable.

Bonnie - posted on 01/09/2011

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Yeah I also thought it was true at first, oh well! I don't spend as much time on Facebook as I use to anymore. I spend maybe a total of an hour on it a day. 10 hours a day is excessive IMO. I could never find that time to do it and even if I did, I wouldn't do it. I spend more time on COM than I do Facebook, but even that isn't excessive. I'm on here 3 times a day for maybe a total of 2 hours.

Katherine - posted on 01/09/2011

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LMAO, I thought it was true for a second. But then I though BS he would sell it first, it's a multi-billion? dollar company.

Jenn - posted on 01/09/2011

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I can't help but laugh when people fall for these things. Like my Aunt posted something yesterday saying that Facebook was slow because of people who have accounts that they don't use so you had to repost the status to show that you were active. LMFAO!!! Oh boy.

Jodi - posted on 01/09/2011

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LOL Krista, I stopped at "Managing the site has become too stressful." Um yeah, like you run it on a day-to-day basis dude. Aren't other people paid to deal with that shit?

Krista - posted on 01/09/2011

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Yeah, I figured it was a hoax, just from this line alone: "Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult, but that he does not think people will be upset."

As if Zuckerberg would think that people wouldn't be upset...

Nikki - posted on 01/09/2011

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I would miss facebook, I always have it and CoM running to check periodically throughout the day when bub is occupied. The thing I love about fb is that I get to see photo's of loved ones and talk to them about their lives on a regular basis. I have grown used to having daily contact with certain family and friends. I have all my photo's backed up so that wouldn't be a problem.

Kylie - posted on 01/09/2011

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FB makes me happy most the time so i think i would be worse off without it. I love using facebook and log on almost every day, throughout the day and connect with my family, friends and other artists.
I'd be bored and would probably get quite depressed for a while if I'm honest. I don't like twitter or myspace..so I'd probably try and add as many friends as i could coax on my msn messenger.
How sad haha :)
The only good thing might be I'd have more time to create, study and clean the house.

Stifler's - posted on 01/08/2011

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LOL I have all my pics on an external hard drive and printed out pretty much. But I'm always on FB too, I just leave it on and check it when I'm not busy doing anything and Logan is occupied.

Johnny - posted on 01/08/2011

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Aside from the pain of making sure I've got duplicates of every picture, since some were uploaded from my old crashed computer and I haven't downloaded them (good reminder), I think Facebook's death would be a good thing for me. I'd read more books, sleep more, and perhaps even tackle learning to knit, which I have been totally putting off. I don't know, perhaps I'm actually disappointed that it isn't true. I lack the willpower to quit on my own, lol.

Sherri - posted on 01/08/2011

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Early in the morning, when the kids are napping, late at night. I only avg. 5hrs a sleep a day. So after everyone goes to sleep at night I spend about 3 hrs just at night.

Nicole - posted on 01/08/2011

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I don't know. I spend a lot of time on facebook because I am a full time student and I have it on in the background and check it now and then when I am working on school assignments. My work is done on the computer, late at night, so checking into facebook is a nice way to socialize while I work away and the kids are sleeping.

That being said, I am not on 10 hours a day! Wow!

Jodi - posted on 01/08/2011

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"If it had been true I may have seriously lost my mind. I send 8-10 hrs a day on facebook at least 5 days a week. "

How does anyone find that sort of time to be on FB? 8-10 hours a day??? Wow.

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I'm probably a lot more relieved than I should be that it's fake. Granted, I survived before Facebook and I WAS part of Myspace, but honestly.... Facebook is much more 'user friendly' to me and I actually 'socialize' MORE since Facebook than I ever did before in my life. I've never done much face-to-face socialization and just thinking about needing to do that makes me extremely nervous and sick to my stomach......

Veronica - posted on 01/08/2011

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I was thinking the same thing, the article said -- why not sell it??? I fell for the story though -- wondering what lots of people would do, with it shutting down - people thrive and live on FB -- i posted it on my wall as hearsay, to see what others opinions were - but quickly took it back off again (im a dork, i know ;) )

Charlie - posted on 01/08/2011

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LOL I know Nichole just testing the waters to see peoples reactions , but what would you do if it were true , would you back up all your photos , notes ect ? or just let it fade away .

Sal - posted on 01/08/2011

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pretty much go to the next one llike sharon said, i doubt i'll go twitter though, ....i do use it as a keep intouch tool though, i will miss that bit..

Nicole - posted on 01/08/2011

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http://www.blogtechnical.com/286/faceboo...



"So just to confirm, this is a fake story by a faux news site, similar to that of The Onion and Chive. As a reminder, always fact check before passing on stories, or else what happened today will keep happening over and over (like this trend will ever stop anyway)… oh yea, use some common sense. Also, with a company estimated at being worth over $50 billion, why would anyone even think of suddenly shutting it down. As a friend said, it would obviously make sense to sell it off rather than just kill it all together."

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I hate Myspace. Facebook is how I do most of my communicating/leaving messages/etc... w/ my friends. It's WAY better than phone calls since I hate the phone and can't understand half of what is said by phone anyway. This would royally suck for me.

Stifler's - posted on 01/08/2011

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Is this for real? WHAT WILL WE DO?! Everyone will just go back to Myspace or whatever like Erin said.

Sharon - posted on 01/08/2011

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Gag news.

I don't care. I'll follow my friends to the next social site.

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Before Facebook was Myspace, now theres Twitter...I'm sure something else will pop up too! I think it is funny that he says noone will mind it ending, ha! Whatever!!! Douche!

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