I recently was hearing rumors of Facebook shutting down and ending March 15, 2011. Being an avid facebook user this worried me especially since the date it was said to end happened to be my birthday! I decided to look further into the topic and found an interesting article on the huffingtonpost.com website.
The article confirmed that it was just a ridiculous rumor. The rumor was evidenced by Google Trends and exploded on Twitter. An opinion piece published on CNN said that it was “the beginning of the end” for Facebook sending panic to all users. The article goes on to confirm that all this talk of facebook shutting down is just a rumor. So rest assured the social network we all know and love is not going anywhere for a while.
This makes me wonder what would happen to our social lives if facebook was all of a sudden taken away? As a society a lot of us have relied heavily on communicating via social networks. I wonder what our lives would be like now if we did not have the privalege of these social networks. Would we be able to go back to communicating via cell phones and emails? Or would a new social network make its debut?
I am glad the record was set straight and the rumors were put aside, but it does make you think about what could happen if the tragedy of facebook ending actually did occur in the near future.