The Facebook website will allegedly be shut down next year, according to the Weekly World News. If Mark Zuckerberg was having so much trouble running the popular social networking website, then he should be able to pay someone else to take over the reins and run the site. I would have thought that the Facebook website would not rely on him now, it would have a huge staff to manage the over 800 million user accounts that the site has now. Some people say that you need a real identity and to use your real name, but that is BS, you can make up any name and put a fake address as well. Facebook will not be shut down, it is too big and too popular to be just switched off and consigned to history just like that. There would need to be a _very_ good reason for something like that to ever happen.
This was posted on the weekly world news, so it may be a troll, but we will have to wait and see what becomes of the Facebook website in 2012. But the posting here on the PC Mag website is pretty much laying the smackdown on this rumor. If Facebook was really going to shutdown, it would have to announce that a while in advance so everyone could download their stuff and leave for some other website. Anonymous threatened to shutdown Facebook on November five, but nothing ever happened to Facebook on that date. There is an option in Facebook to download your account data in its entirety if you are worried, but there is nothing to be worried about.