I think it would depend on the setting on the picture. I have my profile set so that only my friends can see any information, and I don't have my birthday or my phone number listed even for my friends. But I do have ONE album that I set to public (Angel Action) because it was on the news anyway and those pictures have been on news sites all across the world...at this point, what do I have to hide? And I'd rather people be able to ask me if they want information about starting their own protest. So that one I have public, but the rest are private. BUT, let's say you post a photo of T and his friend holding the trophy and you tag his friend's mom. Everyone on her Facebook friends list can also see it, even if you don't know them. And if you can see it, you can download it. So let's say I am friends with that mom, you don't know me....I can see that picture and I can download it, and I can post it on my blog site where anyone can see it. And that's another danger we haven't talked about...it's not just about being able to find you, but being able to use those pictures. Anyone can take that picture and post it somewhere as their own. I saw a story somewhere about a woman who told her family she was pregnant. She found a blog with some pictures of twins and told everyone they were hers, and that DCFS had taken them away as soon as they were born and she was trying to raise money to pay for a lawyer to get her kids back. She had a whole bunch of pictures of these twins that the real mother had posted on her mommy blog and in a forum for parents of multiples. This imposter had everyone believing that these were her children and the real parents were foster parents, and the real parents started getting threatening emails. That's not to say it happens all the time, just something to think about. I went and removed the faces from my kids' pictures on the pre-trip report I started. Better to be safe than sorry.
I absolutely love Facebook.. it truly does keep me “connected” to friends and fam.. especially when so many of us are now scattered around the country, or in other countries.
But, I don’t have and don’t see many people who have public FB profiles. It’s not even possible to find my profile unless I send you a request, and even my friends list is “private” on FB, actually, I’m not sure about that last one.. my friends list was private, but I think at some point it started showing up again. That said, plenty of people do tag me in photos, and I tag others as well, so I do know that certain photos are not contained to my page. I guess I just have a certain amount of trust with it, I would rather have social media than not have it. Even if they do drive me crazy with creepy ads that I didn’t click on thru Facebook.