How can I not blog about this?
There is little that I am compelled to say that Danny Sullivan has not already said about this, but at the very least I wanted to throw up a post with a link to his post, as this is a really important move by Facebook.
But what does it all mean? To start, a lot of the new, people search engines, are going to be in trouble, but to be honest, that is of little interest to me. I am much more concerned with the implications this will have on SEO, as well as matters pertaining to digital identity and the move towards creating a single, public digital identity online; one which has the ability to aggregate information from all social networks (eliminating the need to recreate yourself and regain creditability across various engines).
That is all I have to say for now. I am going to keep digging through articles, formulate my thoughts and get back to you :)
...at least they give you the choice and make it easy to find how to opt out of being public.