Internet faux news site Weekly World News posted an outrageous story that Facebook will be shut down on March 15th 2011, due to the stress it has put Founder Mark Zuckerberg through.
Normally this type of news would not even be worth our time and effort, but an unfortunate situation occurred where thousands of viewers actually believed the story and shared it on Facebook. Over the past hour, 40 of my 320+ friends shared this story, and I’ve received a couple messages and emails about it from “worried” fans. I expect that the situation will get worse, sparking more controversy over the Internet.
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.
source : http://www.blogtechnical.com/286/facebook-shut-down-hoax-spreads-like-fire.bt
That's a reason from the other Article why it's imposible to close Facebook :
News earlier this week that Goldman Sachs has invested $450 million in the social networking site let Facebook kick off the new year without skipping a beat as perhaps the most buzzed about company on the planet.The question for future Facebook investors is whether there’s any steak there or just a lot of sizzle. The virtually unanimous response from analysts is that Facebook isn’t just steak -- it’s filet mignon.