Re: Shocking: Facebook to Shut Down On March 15

http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/closure.asp

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gerald Levy 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:53 PM
  Subject: Re: Shocking: Facebook to Shut Down On March 15



  I report, you decide.  That's all I can say.  Maybe it's true.  Maybe it's 
not.  We shall see.

  Gerald 


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Marquette, Ed 
    To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:36 PM
    Subject: RE: Shocking: Facebook to Shut Down On March 15


    This has to be a fraud.  First, the site is owned by a corporation and 
Zuckerberg, as an individual, doesn't have that authority.  Second, it is 
unimaginable that a company with a market cap of $65 Billion would suddenly go 
poof because of the personality quirks of its CEO.  What about those investors? 
 Many of them are pension funds.
    The next thing we'll hear is that the Easter Bunny is boycotting chocolate 
eggs.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------
      From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Michael Malver
      Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:30 PM
      To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: RE: Shocking: Facebook to Shut Down On March 15


      I think you have  been had. If there had been a real press release like 
this, it would have been all over the news.

       

       

      From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Gerald Levy
      Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:17 PM
      To: JFW list
      Subject: Shocking: Facebook to Shut Down On March 15

       

       

      At first I thought this was some kind of practical joke, but it sure 
sounds real.  Read it and weep:

       

      PALO ALTO, CA -Mark 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."
      Zuckerberg said that the decision to shut down Facebook was difficult,
      but that he
      does not think people will be upset.
      "I personally don't think it's a big deal," he said in a private phone
      interview.
      "And to be honest, I think it's for the better. Without Facebook,
      people will have
      to go outside and make real friends. That's always a good thing."
      Some Facebook users were furious upon hearing the shocking news.
      "What am I going to do without Facebook?" said Denise Bradshaw, a high
      school student
      from Indiana. "My life revolves around it. I'm on Facebook at least 10
      hours a day.
      Now what am I going to do with all that free time?"
      However, parents across the country have been experiencing a long
      anticipated sense
      of relief.
      "I'm glad the Facebook nightmare is over," said Jon Guttari, a single
      parent from
      Detroit. "Now my teenager's face won't be glued to a computer screen
      all day. Maybe
      I can even have a conversation with her."
      Those in the financial circuit are criticizing Zuckerberg for walking
      away from a
      multibillion dollar franchise. Facebook is currently ranked as one of
      the wealthiest
      businesses in the world, with economists estimating its value at
      around 7.9 billion.
      But Zuckerberg remains unruffled by these accusations. He says he will
      stand by his
      decision to give Facebook the axe.
      "I don't care about the money," said Zuckerberg. "I just want my old
      life back."
      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.

       

       

      Gerald 


----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ANY FEDERAL TAX ADVICE CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE SHOULD NOT BE USED OR 
REFERRED TO IN THE PROMOTING, MARKETING OR RECOMMENDING OF ANY ENTITY, 
INVESTMENT PLAN OR ARRANGEMENT, AND SUCH ADVICE IS NOT INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO 
BE USED, AND CANNOT BE USED, BY A TAXPAYER FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING 
PENALTIES UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This E-mail message is confidential, is intended only for the named 
recipient(s) above and may contain information 
    that is privileged, attorney work product or otherwise protected by 
applicable law. If you have received this 
    message in error, please notify the sender at 402-346-6000 and delete this 
E-mail message. 
    Thank you.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Other related posts: