Few days ago, teenagers have run out a havoc when the giant social network founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that he is going to shut down his site due to extreme presuure from the management side and not being able to satisfy the user's need. Here is the press release given by Mr.Zuckerberg outside his residence in Palo Alto.
" 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. "
Meanwhile, some critics are saying these are one of the business tricks to enhance the market of facebook rapidly and thus gain alot of income when many rush-in facebook for advertisment. They are suggesting that no one who is having a wealth of 7.9billion would be thinking of shutting down the business. Across the states, Zuckerberg gains lots of support from the parents, whom their teenager is a facebook addict. Facebook is no longer a social network group. It means alot to the world and people. It has become one of the way people stress out, filling their loneliness and some even find their soulmate.
If it is really will be shutting down on the 15th March 2011, i'm going to be missing it so much since im a facebook addict too, but yeah, there a still a lot of social network site to connect the people. Currently im addicted to twitter, so, i guess people would find their own way to fill in the place of facebook. Anyway, I'm happy for u if u get back ur own life man. Do enjoy the rest of your life dude!!
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