So, I’m assuming most people have seen the transition tool when signing into Facebook the past day or so, and there has been quite the uproar about it – from both users and by internet privacy groups.
Personally, I don’t like the fact that people who search for me can find out who I’m friends with, and what pages I’m a fan of. Now, I was able to hide my friends list (since Facebook responded to people’s concerns), but everyone can still see the pages I’m a fan of. I wish Facebook could explain to me how this makes things more private for me?
Lots of people are being prompted to select “everyone” on the new privacy transition tool. However, this no longer means just everyone on Facebook, it means everyone on the internet.
Is this because they want to compete with Twitter, which is more open and shows up more in search engine results? I hope not, because I think most people would agree that there is far less personal information to be gained from your Twitter page than from your Facebook page.
It should be interesting to see how this plays out in the next few weeks.