Facebook Shutting Down on March 15th?

poa9C-76FThis rumor is spreading all across the web that facebook would shut down its operations on March 15, 2011.

This news initiated from Twitter and later on got published on various blogs and news websites. The source mentioned everywhere is a press conference conducted by March Mark Zuckerberg outside his Palo Alto office.

Zuckerberg was quoted as “Facebook has gotten out of control, 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.

Not only this, there are comments of Vice President of Technical Affairs at Facebook “Mr. Avrat Humarthi” as well saying After March 15th the whole website shuts down, 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”.

The news quite obviously seems a rumor, since Mark himself is fond of posting such astounding things on his Facebook page, as last time we saw the Time Magazine update on his page.

“I don’t care about the money,” said Zuckerberg. “I just want my old life back.”

The way different sources have posted his “I Don’t Care attitude” about the billions of money he is earning from Facebook does not give a very realistic picture. The truth on the other hand is that it is not at all easy to wind up such immensely growing business. The website with over 500 million active users no doubt looks difficult to manage, but instead of shutting it down every sane would definitely think of selling it out to get max benefit possible.

Anyhow, 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.

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  • Naukhaiz

    cant believe pro-pakistani will write on this one :P

    • SalmanAbbas007

      yeah WTF :/
      Aj kuch aur nahi mila shaid isliay :s

    • Usman

      Ya agree with you guys…..atleast aamir bhai should read all articles before it going on air.
      its fake news every one know….
      facebook recently injected 500 million dollars from Two Big investors…so only Zuckerberg is not alone the owner of this organization….

      • Hammad

        Allah ke bando she mentioned in start “This rumor is spreading” notice the word RUMOR?

        Even if its a fake news or rumor… its still a news worth sharing as Facebook still have’nt agreed or denied it..

        • SalmanAbbas007

          so what? aiding in spreading it even more? :p

  • Owsum

    Just the rumours…another way of getting people to facebook (who are not on FB).
    They recently made the announcement of upcoming instant messaging on FB and another point, that they might need time to make their algorithms for instant messaging + may be other surprising services. ALL IN ALL…FACEBOOK WON’T QUIT because Who hates money in this world. JUST FAKE :)

    • Ashhar

      100 % agree

      first line was amazing… as they did with religious matter.

  • Naukhaiz

    The news was actually released on weeklyworldnews.com which actually is a fun website. Check it and you will know why they wrote it :P

  • Shah

    Fake news.. If it was true, i would have been happy as it is runing my life too :D
    but it is FAKE for sure :D

  • Good bye racist facebook, you hurted a lot Muslims.

  • kimmora

    bout time .. facebook needs 2 b shut dwn anyways cuz its 2 much drama 4 one and secondly, have u notice dat facebook is the number one thing dat ends, and destroy a relationship? i c ppl almost errday tlkin bout how dey man cheated on him with sum gurl on facebook… my man cheated on me wid a gurl on facebook n we always arguin n she haven’t seened me a day n her life smh

  • Jack

    A ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down … Get ready for April Fool ;)

  • Imran Haider

    I love facebook and cant live without it

  • Wtf Facebook
    Imran bhai is se love krte ho isse acha to mar hi jao :D

  • Rehan Ahmad

    15th March is not too far !!!
    Lets See what happend :-)

  • Sulaiman

    this wont happen coz their are millions of FB publishers ,developers and all that who are running thr big business on it to live ,& you cant even imagine

    if it does then i hope for good sake

  • Sumair

    i never expected that Pro Pakistani will now post a rumor………oh c’mon!!

    Everyone knows its a fake news. Aamir Bhai please delete this article before I start to get SMS like MUBARAK HO FACEBOOK BAND HOGAI…..!! :-S

  • umer khan..

    haha….bongian to zaroor marni hn…jb writer k pas koi topic nhn to na likho …asi chawlen to na maro na….

  • Scrinner

    This retarded post, filled with mis logic (Why would facebook close, why wouldn’t it be sold?) is just disturbing. Propakistnai, you have lost a reader.

  • Waseem

    Lets See, What will happen. Don’t worry and try to search an other sources for your social media enjoyments.

  • shahid imran

    i think it is fake news.

  • Saleem Khan

    A company worth 50 Billion Dollars with Shut down… What a big joke on this Pakistani blog. Do you know worth of 50 Billions Dollar? Here is the formula for your information,

    FACEBOOK WORTH = PAKISTAN’S EXTERNAL DEBTS/LOANS

    So if this is the case, why don’t Pakistan government request Facebook owner that please give company to us and we will sale it…and right off out Pakistan’s debts.

    Come on and don’t spread or become part of such rumors.

    • A for Apple

      “…why don’t Pakistan government request Facebook owner that please give company to us and we will sale it…and right off out Pakistan’s debts.”

      and they should add line, ” we will ensure there is no corruption while selling FaceBook”

  • Saleem Khan

    A company worth 50 Billion Dollars with Shut down… What a big joke on this Pakistani blog. Do you know worth of 50 Billions Dollar?

    Here is the formula for your information,

    FACEBOOK WORTH = PAKISTAN’S EXTERNAL DEBTS/LOANS

    So if this is the case, why don’t Pakistan government request Facebook owner that please give company to us and we will sale it…and right off out Pakistan’s debts.

    Come on and don’t spread or become part of such rumors.

  • Talha

    Yeah, guys this is true.

    Facebook is shutting down.
    Microsoft has decided to make potato peelers.
    Yahoo has started scuba diving lessons
    Hotmail has opened a milkshop

    because their management has realized that all these Billions of dollars are just too much…….
    they want their old lives and their families back

    Please pass this on to friends that you think are close to you, else bad things will happen to you and you will become a potato…….

    Seriously guys: Its invigorating and fun to listen to this kind of stuff once in a while but not from something as decent as propakistani!

  • zaki

    Ban facebook for ever in pakistan cuz i love my prophet p.b.u.h .

  • M. Aslam

    We dont no that it is a fake or true but there is one truth that Facebook should be banned in Pak, b’coz they insulted our Prophet.

    • SalmanAbbas007

      Yeh koi hal nahi is maslay ka :|
      Ban karna zaroori hai? Khud use karna choro na ;)

  • AZAM

    Wao, how can it possible, let c will facebook close or not at 15th March….

  • Naukhez

    Hey All

    FB is not going anywhere…all those are rumors or hoaxed news

    http://www.facebook.com/facebook#!/facebook/posts/100307470046094

    Check the link…

  • Kamran Mahmood

    Facebook denied an Internet rumor claiming that the network would close its operations on March 15 because its chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the site “was out of control. ”
    Facebook refuses to be shut down in March

    In its wall, the company wrote: “We do not get the memo on our end and we’ll keep working. We’re not going anywhere, we are just beginning. ”

    Although many people wondered if the rumor was true, several technology blogs were quick to point out that it was “unlikely” especially after having received millions of dollars of private investment.

  • salman

    this rumor is just to gain more attention of the world nothing else.

  • That’s not true and was a rumor, full story at http://itwel.com/facebook-shut-march-15th-2011.php

  • Hanzalah

    Allah ka sukar hai srif rumor hi thi , warna 500million bayghar hojatay :D

  • SalmanAbbas007
  • Can’t believe Pakistan’s ‘most authentic’ tech blog can post this :(

    Writer is either fool or this is a lame effort to target key-phrase ‘Facebook Shutting Down on March 15th’.

    Don’t ruin your credibility guys.

  • Real

    Band ho hi jae to acha hay…

    Kabhi sochian zindagee wesi nahi ho sakt??? without facebook!!!!Jab appno ko yaad rakhna perta tha..Facebook ma alart nahi ata tha…jab kisi ki birthday yad rakhni perti thei facebook per alart nahi ata tha…jab so called friendship nahi thei…sab real tha kuch virtual nahi tha.:-(

    i think we hv lost many things specially in relations..u can understand if u hv still some value to real world, people and relations… reality matters!!!

    Good luck for all and facebook…:-)

  • I no fit shot

  • johnny98

    Why would you post something like this if it’s just a rumor: “Anyhow, 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.”

    Shame on you for posting false information and idiotic rumors without verification. Here’s the real story: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20027960-71.html

  • mardiah

    hahaha it’s TRUE, it’ll b closing down on 15 MARCH ONLY. COS dat day MARK Z will attend my BIRTHDAY PARTY. So he can’t manage FB accounts. After my birthday finished. FB will active again lyk B4. ROFL :D

  • Misha

    Can’t believe you fell for that. Try to research a bit first, mate.