Facebook's imminent destruction a hoax?

By Rick ¬∑ 26 replies
Aug 10, 2011
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  1. According to this Youtube video and a flurry of articles from various news sources around the web, hacktivists from Anonymous have plans to "destroy" Facebook on November 5th, 2011. Despite…

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  2. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Always lovely to see "reputable" news outlets get trolled IRL.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Doesn't this seem like like an inordinately cruel hoax to those of us who would love to see this happen?
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +858

    Morons. Total morons. I'm hoping media sources (including TechSpot) will quit reporting on these guys. The only reason they continue doing what they do is because of the media attention.
  5. Got to agree with the comments above.
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    +1 Captain
    I will give my 2 dollars savings (read discount) from last week's shopping to anyone who does that :D
  7. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    +1 Captaincranky
  8. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    I know people hate facebook, but it's one of the easier ways for me to keep in contact with my best friend, who up until about a month ago didn't have a cell phone or a house phone, and thus that was the most reliable way to contact him (even if it took a little while).
  9. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 85

    i really hoped it was real... **** Facebook, waste o precious time.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Well, your friend obviously has internet, so why not just Email him.
  11. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Well, he didn't have internet back then, so it was basically facebook messages back and forth when he'd be at one of his friends' with internet's houses. As to why not e-mail? Well, I don't think he can even remember how to access any of his e-mail accounts, and they're probably littered with spam because he never uses them, so Facebook is just more convenient. Also on the off chance that he would actually be online to chat, we could talk in real time.

    Now he's got phone and internet, so it's less of an issue, but I think he's still probably better acquainted and more ready to use facebook than e-mail.
  12. What are peoples problems with facebook? I can keep in contact with my friends in whatever country they may be in, in a non real-time group setting, where we can have discussions lasting as long as we want.

    Its easy add your friends, its easy to turn on the privacy settings, and its even easier to not enter any personal information apart from a first and last name (you don't even have to do that, make a fake name and email your friends once to tell them its you).

    Its your own stupid faults for putting your phone numbers, addresses, birthdays, work schedule, bank details, holiday times, adding your boss as a friend, then having a crap password and getting hacked.
  13. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Doubt any more then they are on a daily basis from themselves or marketers.
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I don't use face book but I have a lot of friends who would be pretty sad if it went down. Sometimes I'm told what you don't use facebook? I reply jokingly

    "**** facebook in the face" -Funny People
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Yeah well, new messages are still on the top of the stack.
  16. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Seriously, an attack to destroy Facebook could take down society as we know it. Farmville crops would wither and die. Mafias would crumble without their leaders. People would have to get actual friends to interact with on the phone or (gasp) face-to-face. Myspace would make a comeback.

    Anarchy. Pure, unadulterated anarchy. Was any of this predicted by Nostradamus?
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Well yes, I believe it was. Tragically, it was just something that wafted out of the back of him, and as a consequence, wasn't written down anywhere.
  18. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Tom, we can't all be government drones. That's okay, though, I'm sure you must have a mind control ray in the works.

    Finally, all these pesky journalism sites will all server the same agenda! Muahahahaha-*cough hack*

    Excuse me, I got the press' freedom of speech stuck in my throat.
  19. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Like any group of people could bring down something like Facebook. It would have already been done by now if that was available.
  20. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Defacing facebook epitaphs is really "sticking it to the man".
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Indeed, it's very similar to somebody's cat pissing on your tires. I can't see where there any principles of liberty or constitutionality involved, just nerds behaving badly.
  22. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

    well said
    but this is just the beginning of the end
    2012 is coming
  23. "Remember, remember, the 5th of November..."
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Ooooo that's spooky. Now I'm really scared. Especially since you logged in under an "anonymous" account! This is not good. I better get all my "friends" personal information so I don't lose touch when Facebook goes down!
  25. "Remember, remember, the First of April......."

    (There we go "Guest", that's more like it).

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