Menlo Park, California - Facebook has not been immune from glitches, viruses and technical challenges, just like most Silicon Valley companies like Apple, Google, and eBay.
Today however, Facebook took the bold and risky step of announcing that for the first time in the history of this ultra successful company, it is entirely shutting down its portal and site for three full days in order for it to perform needed maintenance.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he understands that the planned shutdown will upset a lot of Facebook subscribers and followers across the globe but added that the three-day Facebook blackout will be worth the improvements that will lead to a new and improved Facebook.
Zuckerberg said that Facebook will shut down on February 29, 30 and 31, 2014. It will be back online at 12:01 am on March 1, 2014.