Facebook has announced measures to encourage its 350m users to make their status updates and shared content visible to the search engines – and the world at large. “The company says the move is all about helping users protect their privacy and connect with other people, but the new default option is to change from ‘old settings’ to becoming visible to ‘everyone.’ This is not what Facebook users signed up for. It's not about privacy at all it's about increasing traffic and the visibility of activity on the site. Information like your email address is recommended to remain limited to friends, but make no mistake about it - Facebook wants you to make the status messages you post visible to the entire internet,” writes readwriteweb.com.