It’s started: Google spidering of Facebook pages

I was doing a search earlier for my name on Google (did I ever mention I’m quite vain?) when I saw it.

The first link, as always, was my Web site, The next, a page with some old articles I wrote when I interned at The Forward in New York.

The third result, however, I’d never seen before. It was my old Facebook profile page from when I was a graduate student at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

I knew that Facebook planned to do this awhile back, but I don’t think it really hit me until I actually saw my name and profile in Google’s listings.

Now where’s that privacy setting…?

(This post originally appeared on the Marketing News blog.)


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  2. Mollie

    It’s your new facebook profile, and I’ve google searched about 5 people I know who have facebook and their profiles do not come up. Why?

  3. Rachel Steiner

    Yikes – I didn’t actually know that they did that. I did a search as soon as I saw your comment on my blog, but they don’t seem to have found me yet. That might actually be enough to get me to deactivate my account.

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