Facebook to show profiles to search engines
Get those photos cleaned up…
Facebook users may no longer be able to hide after the website announced it is launching a service that enables anyone to view member profiles.
In a major move, the social networking site said on Wednesday that it intends to make a limited public listing service available to people who are not logged in to Facebook, meaning that non-members will be able to look for friends or acquaintances via a search box on the Facebook home page. Information contained in the listing service will also be accessible via search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN Live.
The announcement marks a significant policy change for Facebook, which, unlike other social networking sites, has previously denied the major search engines access to information on its members.
Full story: theregister.co.uk