Interesting post Jules. I discovered that my Facebook profile was showing up in Google a few months ago; Perhaps this is the first official word the company decided to release. As a college student, I have watched this platform go from a space I and my college buddies used to stay in touch and socialize to a place my perspective employers and clients monitor and my professional network and colleagues connect.

I agree that many of my unsuspecting fellow classmates will be shocked to see that the party pics they thought they were passing around to friends could turn up at the top of a Google search.

However, instead of turning up privacy controls and trying to keep employers in the dark about what happens behind their seemingly closed profile doors, they should understand that this is now another powerful tool to network and improve their online presence.