Facebook Public Search Listings

Here’s the short version of what’s upsetting some Facebook subscribers. Public search listings are now available on its Welcome page.

Individuals can search for Facebook subscribers without having to sign in or register to the site. In a few weeks these public search listings will be found on other search engines (i.e. Google). 

Personally, I don’t see the big deal. First of all, each person can set his/her privacy settings to opt out of this search. In addition to this, Facebook has added a buffer of a few weeks before other search engines can find the information, giving its subscribers time to choose. 

Secondly, are people REALLY posting confidential information? Do people truly believe that information posted on the WORLD WIDE WEB is private? If so, that is a totally different matter that I won’t even talk about in this posting. 

And lastly, the posting only includes names and profile pictures. Really people, more information is available in a Google search.  

I’m curious for your thoughts. Tell me what you think. 

Towanda Long aka The Café Lady

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