Attention Facebook and Twitter users:
The "news" that Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will end on March 15 because he finds running the company "too stressful" is false.
I repeat, false.
It's a rumor based on a fictitious story published on WeeklyWorldNews.com, a tabloid-style website (formerly a weekly newspaper) best known for scoops like "Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2011" and "Megan Fox Is a Man."
In other words, it isn't news. It barely even qualifies as a rumor. It's just dumb. Pass that on.
Update: A new version of this rumor circulating in 2014 claims Facebook will close on March 15 because it's "overpopulated." Still false.
Examples from Twitter:
Facebook will end this coming March 15, 2011. Zuckerberg wants his old life back.
March 15. Facebook is shutting down!! Ugh. No more Facebook. What am I going to do. Thank God for twitter!!
They are shutting down facebook march 15 :[
Read the original spoof:
• Facebook Will End on March 15th!