"You are about to make this content available to everyone on the Internet"
This is definitely a cool feature, but now users won't have to login to see someone's status updates anymore. Isn't that a bad thing for targeted ad revenue?
Also, it just prompted me to verify that I wanted my updates public but when I logout and goto my profile, I don't see any status updates. Maybe it's still being deployed, but I am kinda confused.
One thing is for sure though: Facebook has a lot of power using a "publisher" tool that's public. With over 200 million users and counting every second, their userbase is way past Twitter's. It also seems people trust Facebook more than Twitter, but that's just what I've seen among people I interact with.