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Facebook Profiles Now Public

By Patrick | September 27, 2007

For those of you who might have missed the announcement (like my wife), Facebook has opened up their site to external search engines like Google and Yahoo earlier this month. What does this mean to you? Not a whole lot except now when someone types in your name to a search engine, they might be able to find your Facebook profile. However, they will only see a limited public profile like the one below.

There is no immediate cause for concern as there won’t be a huge amount of information available. However, for me personally, I don’t want any part of my Facebook profile indexed. So to ensure that your profile does not become available to the major search engines you can disable that feature by going to the Search Privacy page in your Facebook profile.

For more detailed instructions check out this blog posting from Of Zen and Computing.

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1,490 Responses to “Facebook Profiles Now Public”

  1. Lisa Says:
    October 1st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Did you hear the one about the guy who saw his wife’s Facebook profile picture being used in Facebook’s own promotion of their site for “singles”? His wife was horrified. For privacy, just say NO to Facebook.

  2. pragnesh patel Says:
    June 12th, 2010 at 9:27 am