And I shall tell you for why. Individual responsibility is not being taken. If there are channels available for you to input something personal onto the web, even though it may seemingly only be available to certain people, it should be a mixed responsibility between the user and the service providing.
If someone writes a scathing status which is accidentally published to the entire world, they blame Facebook. If a picture is tagged of someone acting like an idiot, Facebook gets blamed. If a profile gets horribly fraped, then Facebook takes the rap.
"Facebook is nudging the settings toward the 'disclose everything' position," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the US Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic). "That's not fair from the privacy perspective."
Even I made the mistake earlier on today confusing "everyone" thinking it was everyone within my social network, and not literally anyone who uses the web. Such conflicting factors taken into account such as the ability to not search for my name confused me also; does this mean they can see my status update but not my name and/or profile? I haven't got a clue.
"Friends" should see everything of yours, but lesser-friends should be limited somewhat further. Maybe Facebook should work on social network internal privacy, instead of mixing the internal/external social network circles, like a Venn diagram of utter confusion.
Personally I found one of the greater features - the ability to have a geographical network (perhaps no longer even academic networks which universities and college has) - to tighten the community around these places. With my very own London being the top network on the site, many still wish there could have been a more close-to-home Kent network.