Facebook shutting down? Um, no.
Alright folks.... who started the rumor?
You know the one I'm talking about: that Facebook is supposedly shutting down its service on March 15th (hmmm, beware the Ides of March, anyone?)
It was a hot rumor all weekend, apparently. And when I got to the office this morning, people were still talking about it on the Interwebs. Yahoo, CNN, Mashable and other online news sources weighed in on the rumor and did their job to discredit it.
No matter that Facebook reportedly had just gotten an infusion of $500 million of investment capital from Goldman Sachs and Russia's Digital Sky Technology.
I thought it was stupid and silly from the get-go. The only interest I really have in the rumor is how it got started. I bet some sleuther can trace the rumor back to its genesis, but don't expect me to do it. I'm busy sipping my coffee and reading the real news on a Monday morning.
Speaking of real news (haha): Anybody believe the rumor about Verizon bringing the Apple iPhone to its network?
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