WhatsApp acquired by Facebook
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Facebook announced on Wednesday that it has acquired WhatsApp for $16 billion ($12 billion in stock and $4 billion cash) sending a shockwave across the internet.

Touted as one of the biggest acquisitions in recent mobile tech history, the news got its fare share of 'colourful responses' on social media.

Here's a roundup, by Mashable, of some of the most entertaining reactions on Twitter on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's massive acquisition of WhatsApp.