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Facebook announces mysterious media event

Speculative frenzy ensues over Facebook's mystery event set for Jan. 15.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sept. 22, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yesterday, Facebook invited the media to attend an event at its headquarters on Jan. 15. "Come and see what we're building," it says ... but adds nothing more about what might actually be revealed.

The press has handled the announcement with its usual degree of calm and maturity — and is totally freaking out, speculating wildly, and prophesying doom.

Some samples:

  • It will be "something big" The Verge bets (even though Facebook has held meet-and-greets for the press before at which they've announced nothing more than a small open bar).

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