When Facebook ‘announced’ to open its user profiles to be crawlable for search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc. on its internal blog on September 5th, there was a lot of uproar going on about it. Searchengineland took on an elaborate analysis of the subject and even though it quickly turned out that this actually isn’t such a new feature on the Facebook site, the biggest issues remains weather or not the default setting for this was and will be set ‘on’ or ‘off’ in the user profile settings.

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