Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook recently announced that Facebook is going to end in March 2011. He states that managing this social networking portal has become too stressful for him. He further added that it has simply gotten out of control now and the stress of managing it has simply ruined his life; therefore, he is putting an end to this mess. This was said outside his Palo Alto office in a press conference.
From March 15th 2011, Users will not be able to access their accounts as the entire web portal will be shutting down, the Vice President of Technical Affairs, Avrat Humarthi at Facebook stated. He further stated that users should also be taking off their pictures off from the Internet as you will not be able to get them back as soon as Facebook is out of business.
Zuckerberg said that he does not think that it is a great deal and being honest, shutting down Facebook is for the better as without it, people will be going out and making real friends and that is always something good. People will not be upset about it; though, it was a hard decision to shut down Facebook.
As soon as users got to know that Facebook is shutting down, it was pretty shocking for them. They got extremely upset and such kind of reasons showed up; ‘What am I going to do without Facebook?’ ‘My life revolves around Facebook and I’m on it for more than 12 hours every day, what am I going to do in my free time now?
On the other hand, it turned out to be a great sense of relief for parents all around the globe. While interviewing them; most of them stated that they are extremely happy that the nightmare related to Facebook is now over and now their kid’s will not be glued to their computers all day. They will get some time to spend with them as well.
The financial circuit is criticizing Zuckerberg as he has walked away from a multibillion-dollar franchise. This is because, Facebook currently ranks as one of the wealthiest ventures in the entire world having a worth of more than 7.9 billion. However, Zuckerberg stays unruffled by such criticism and finger pointing as he says he is going to stand firm with his decision regarding Facebook. He says he does not care about the money but he wants his old life back.
We all have accounts on Facebook; thus, it is advised that all of you should be removing your personal information from the social networking portal before March 15th. This is because after this date, all the videos, links, notes, and photos will be permanently erased.