News of the World to close after 168 years due to Hacking scandal

The British Tabloid Newspaper which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation The News of the World is selling its last publication on the 10th of July 2011, after the recent phone hacking scandal.

Twitter and Facebook have been awash with tweets and posts about nothing else for a about an hour.

The Sun to take over the Sunday slot?

There are however unconfirmed reports or rumours, that The Sun its sister paper will be on sale for 7 days a week rather than 6 days. So really does closing The News of the World mean anything at all?  Will The Sun hire back the staff though?  I would love to know if this is true, as it really makes the whole thing a farce.

Murdoch who has been in many reports over the last week or so announced that the final edition will not contain any adverts- wow it will be empty – but the money will be donated to charities.

Are people happy or not about the closure, according to my timelines most people are saying good riddance to bad rubbish, is that what you think?

Edit: Info is that The Sun on Sunday registered a domain on the 5th of July – just days before the announcement of the end of the News of the World, so all this means is reduced overheads and the same revenue for The Sun group.  Pointless.








Facebook Closing?! How to back up Facebook.

Due to a now viral message, everyone now believes that Facebook is closing down on 15th March? LOL Oh really?

They’ve just got $500 million investment from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky Technologies but that’s not important right now,  apparently its all too much for Mark Zuckerberg and he’s closing down.

Its not a funfair at Hastings that hasn’t been running well for 3 years… its not a Chip~Shop that started selling soggy chips… its not something that Yahoo got bored with… its FACEBOOK!

Its all over the internet now, and of course its just…..
a horrible hoax,
a joke,
a set of Chinese whispers,
a ridiculous rumour.

This “joke” was apparently started at Weekly world News, who evidently are about as regarded for their news worthiness as the Daily Star.

another headline today on the same page ……..


Posted on 09 January 2011
By Frank Lake
Three giant alien spaceships are heading for Earth! Scientists predict they will arrive in early 2011.
Facebook users have been panicking about what happens to all of their details and their photographs on Facebook, they are worried they are going to lose them.
I gathered from this fear that there is a need, a need Facebook users have, that they want to download and save the information easily that they accumulate from Facebook.

Rest assured you can do this!

Go to account settings – in the list that has name, user name etc. it says Download your information – click on learn more and there it says that this tool lets you downloads and save a copy of all of your information, including photo’s and wall posts everything. Just like a backup apparently!
(thanks to @lstacey for this information)

In the meanwhile, don’t panic – Facebook are not going to slam a door in your face with a big closed sticker on it.