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Sunday, January 9, 2011

FACEBOOK to SHUT DOWN!!..What The 'Faux'!



OMG..I was astounded to read this news in an article published on the ‘Weekly Worldwide News’, a news-parody website claiming to be the source of “The World’s Only Reliable News." that horrified the Facebook users across the world. The story in the site disclosed that the World Engrossing social networking website Facebook will shut down on Mar 15, 2011, because it has become too stressful to manage it for the founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The American supermarket tabloid Weekly World News claimed that, in a press conference Zuckerberg declared that he would shut down the Facebook by Mar 15 and added, “if users want to see their pictures again, I recommend to take them off the internet. They won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”


However, Zuckerberg, on Saturday, Jan 8, confirmed this is an hoax story. He said, “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.” He added, “it would obviously make sense to sell it off rather than just kill it all together.”

In the year 2010 Facebook generated $2 billion dollars revenue, for the company.
Facebook has successfully raised $500 million in a recent round of funding from Goldman Sachs and Russia's Digital Sky Technologies (DST).

Gawd! How can somebody even think of creating such hoax news..I mean..shutting down Facebook means so many lives becoming "lifeless"!!..Anyway..the news did serve its purpose..It was merely a marketing strategy and consequently the site is overloaded with traffic..!!!

5 comments:

  1. Ok, so this has been your second post on facebook a quick time. Seems you are a lot into it.

    By the way i could not understand why would zuckerberg need to create a hoax for a market strategy for a collosal product like FB? Still wondering

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  3. Hehehe!..Actually I saw SOCIAL NETWORKING and it left me spell-bounded.!!..So that's why!!

    And about Mark Zuckerberg saying such insouciant statement..Dude..even I could not understand that..He surely don't need any publicity..I mean why should he??!!..Will post if I will get to know anything else about it!

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  4. phew!!! thank god it was a hoax!!!

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  5. @Radhika..
    hehe!!:).. It had to be a hoax..couldn't have been true!!

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