More crucial than the U.S. government shutting down, Twitterville is cyberventilating over Facebook suddenly becoming unavailable this morning. Proclaiming "Facbook Down," Chicken Littles are taking to the tweets sounding alarms that the ominous event could be an apocalyptic ending to the world as we know it.
Dissimilar to Twitter's whimsical "Fail Whale," Facebook's straight-to-the-point message has been perceived as a 'doomsday omen.'
But not to worry - at least for a while! The satirical pub "Weekly World News" actually predicts that Facebook will end on March 15 (the Ides of March), 2012. According to J.B. Smitts, Mark Zuckerberg is giving people a whole year to get their affairs in order.
In an alleged interview, Smitts elaborates on Zuckerberg's decision: “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.”
“I personally don’t think it’s a big deal,” Zuckerberg added 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.”
Real friends? What a novel idea? See you when FB resumes business as usual.
Trust me, the sky isn't really falling, Chicken Little. It's just a cloudy day in Palo Alto.