Last Saturday, Weekly World News reported an outrageous story that Facebook, the world's most popular social networking site, will finally end on March 15, 2011 because 'it has gotten out of control' and the stress of managing the site has ruined the life of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
Quoting Weekly World News,
[...] "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."
Amazingly, the news spread like wildfire in Twitter and in Facebook itself almost immediately after it got published on the site, throwing some die-hard FB fans into pits of despair.
Quoting five Twitter users,
If you're now running in circles around your room like a headless chicken and hyperventilating over this crazy news, then I would suggest that you sit down and read this: It's FAKE. It's a HOAX.
Facebook is not shutting down -- at least not anytime soon. Weekly World News is actually a faux *slash* satirical news site similar to The Onion. And a company that's estimated to be worth $50 Billion like Facebook is not likely to close just like that even if its founder wants it to.