The less than reputable “news”-source World Weekly Magazine reports that Facebook will shut down on March 15th. According to the source Mark Zuckerberg has decided he wants his old life back, and wants to “put an end to the madness.”
While these news are ground breaking we must consider the source. World Weekly Magazine are the same news source that claimed an alien space ship will attack the earth in 2011, and also claimed Kim Kardashian’s butt has exploded…
Besides the source of the news being known for its “sensational” stories, we also have to consider Facebook’s recent moves. They were recently able to announce a round of funding, consisting of $450 million from Goldman Sachs, and another $50 million from Digital Sky Technologies on a valuation of $50 billion. Why would they decide to shut down right after this happening? It doesn’t make any sense to me, and I think we can ignore the reports coming from World Weekly Magazine.
As of yet, there is no official word from Facebook regarding this story. What do you think, will Facebook shut down on March 15th, and also what will be “the new Facebook” if they do?
UPDATE: Facebook has officially stated that the reports from World Week Magazine are false. Facebook’s Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu, said in an email to Mashable: “The answer is no, so please help us put an end to this silliness. We didn’t get the memo about shutting down and there’s lots to do, so we’ll just keep cranking away like always.”