Facebook Shutting Down Rumor Goes Viral: Site Said To Be Ending March 15, 2011

It’s not clear how it started, but a ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down is spreading fast on social networks.The hot rumor — evidenced by Google Trends and gaining traction on Twitter — says that on March 15, 2011, Facebook wi…

It’s not clear how it started, but a ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down is spreading fast on social networks.

The hot rumor — evidenced by Google Trends and gaining traction on Twitter — says that on March 15, 2011, Facebook will be closing down. Not taking a day off, not undergoing maintenance, but ending entirely.

The rumor has led to such frantic tweets as, “Facebook will be shutting down on March 2011? I hope not!” (@MissAyl) and “So the rumor is Facebook is shutting down….please don’t jump to twitter & ruin my social networking experience” (@jjelksboss).

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