A rumor was spread over the weekend that Facebook was allegedly shutting down its service on March 15. Why? CEO Mark Zuckerberg “wants his old life back” and is ready to “put an end to all the madness.”

According to CNN and an official confirmation from Facebook’s Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu, the rumor is completely false.

After being asked if it was true that Facebook would be severing ties with the world, he responded that “the answer is no, so please help us put an end to this silliness.”

“We didn’t get the memo about shutting down and there’s lots to do, so we’ll just keep cranking away like always,” he added.

Facebook is a company worth billions of dollars. It recently received $450 million from Goldman Sachs and $50 million from Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies. Its co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is the youngest billionaire to date.

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  • Getting rid of Facebook in exchange for a life prior to Facebook, is like saying, “I don’t like being a millionaire. I wanna be like everyone else.” Uh, no thanks. I’ll take his millions and billions if he doesn’t want them anymore.

  • I agree with you, Mel. That’s just flat out stupid to get rid of this site. It’s growing with new accounts each minute and I can only imagine the revenue it’s bringing the owner. What else do you think is next in line? What do you think about FourSquare?