Facebook closing down in March!

Surprised! I had the same feeling the first time I read a blog post which mentioned the same heading.

I immediately started Googling to find out what was going on and found many related blog posts and articles. This is one of the blog posts that I came across 2 days ago.

PALO ALTO, CAMark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “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.

“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.”

In the mean time New York Daily News had the below to say.

New York Daily News says; Facebook dismisses rumors the social networking site is shutting down after users panicked. At the time I visited the About page on Facebook, I found the below post.

We didn’t get the memo about shutting down, so we’ll keep working away like always. We aren’t going anywhere; we’re just getting started.

I tried the Facebook Blog but didn’t find any related posts at the time of writing this. My advice would be that don’t be fooled by false alarms, but always check the official pages from reliable sources. Personal blogs and articles can be misleading most of the times.

Nevertheless, who knows what is going on at Facebook but we can always trust the Facebook official page.

Official Facebook posts can be found at


Or Facebook blog at


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By Farhan Fawzer SEO Sri Lanka online services

Farhan Fawzer is a Sri Lankan SEO Specialist and Online Marketing Consultant.