Facebook intends to make a ‘limited public listing service available to people who are not logged in to Facebook‘ according to their blog, which means non-members will be able to search for friends on their home page. The next phase will allow the information to be accessible via search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN Live.
This is being done by default. If you don’t like it you have to ‘opt out’.
There is a huge assumption that this would be the natural user’s wish that highlights once more the founder’s wishes to keep pushing the public further and further then what would be deemed acceptable in other forms of information propagation.
This approach is well documented, as if it were always part of an initial plan. One such animation, if you have not seen, then you really should is:
Pushing the dissection even further is an article that looks at just who and what is behind the $13 million capital funding.
Questionable motives of indeed. How brave do you now feel in this new world?