Wednesday, July 25, 2007

OMG they're gonna shut down facebook!!

And the real pisser is that they have all your information already...

update: the founder is being sued for fraud and they have lodged an injunction trying to shut down the site until the case is heard. Here is a link from the BBC. Here is another link on how to close down your account.

I guess the histrionic nature of the title had the desired effect, eh?

6 comments:

Hasan said...

Time to smurf for our lives then, isn't it?

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

I *still* don't see the point of facebook (or twitter or the other "new new things") so I just deactivated my account with them today.. total waste of time as far as I'm concerned!

So yes, I won't be missing it whatever happens to it. There is no "value add" as far as I'm concerned.

amal said...

huh?!

whaT!

Ammar456 said...

Please advise us where you got your information from?

Hopefully its not be a forward chain mail. Those things always come true.

And honestly though, I don't think so. Facebook has so many members that its cash value is just through the roof for it to just close up and go home like that.

Mahmood Al-Yousif said...

Google made an offer to buy it for a billion US, Facebook's founder refused. Two of his college friends who claim to have come up with the original idea and now run a similar service called "ContactU" (or something like that) are suing Facebook for breach of confidence and stealing their idea and are demanding that it be shut down and reparations made to the twin brothers who are the originators of the idea.

Ammar456 said...

Yep, heard that a while ago. They use pretty much the same code. ContactU never made it really big at all though. Its more to do with marketing your product, rather than just coming up with an idea