Is Facebook shutting down? This rumor went viral that the worlds most famous social networking site, Facebook, is closing down on March 15, 2011. The Facebook closure issue spread like wild fire on social networking sites.
The Facebook issue that it will end its service in mid-March has been trending in Google Trends and Twitter. The issue persists that Facebook will be closing down completely and will not be undergoing maintenance.
Others are asking if the Facebook close down issue has any relation to the Yahoo announcement last month that it will be closing down its “Yahoo Video” on the same date, March 15, 2011. According to Yahoo, videos can still be viewed until March 14, 2011.
No one can confirm if the opinion article published on CNN that says that the recent Goldman Sachs investment was the “beginning of the end” for Facebook, has anything to do with the rumor that circulated. The CNN article went viral with more than 5,000 Facebook ‘Likes.’
According to experts, a site like Facebook, with more than 500 million users and a $500 millon investment from Goldman Sachs will not be shutting down that easily.