I just received this message in my Facebook inbox from a friend…
Sorry that I had to send this message. Since Facebook has recently become very popular, has become the many complaints that Facebook has become unacceptably slow. The report shows that the reason is that Facebook has a number of non-active members and, secondly, many new Facebook members. We want to send this message to see whether you're active members or not. If you're active, can you send this message to at least 15 users. Use the "Copy - Cut and Paste" to show that you are still active. Those who do not send this message within 2 weeks in, will be removed in order to get more space. Send this message to your friends to show me that you are still active, and do not want to be removed.
There are a few things about this that make it unbelievable:
1- Your data on Facebook is too valuable to them to delete, whether you’re active, inactive or new. Combine that with the fact that they’ve really nailed how to store a ton of data and how to keep Facebook fast and it comes down to this message being a lie.
2- If this was an official Facebook announcement from Mark Zuckerberg, he wouldn’t have people forward it around. It would be posted clearly on Facebook’s site.
I’m pretty sure that Facebook doesn’t ever delete anything, so I’m guessing they’ll be able to trace the root source of this hoax and act on the offender’s account appropriately.