So, here’s the thing about Facebook Subscriptions and this crazy business going around with “hover over my name and click” and such. You can’t rely on your friends to do this. They won’t do it. Neither will I. Why should your friends be burdened because they can suddenly see what you’re posting? They didn’t opt in to “spy mode” on their Facebook account.
Should they have to change subscription settings for each of their friends, and in turn request that their friends do the same? Of course not. That’s ridiculous. This is a growing pain for Facebook, and they’ll get through it. It’s a necessary step as they change the way data is aggregated in the main feeds. Give it a few weeks through the launch of Timeline and let’s see where the dust settles. I suspect that they will revert to the previous level of privacy in these matters. In the meantime, don’t lose your heads over this. If you’re posting private material, perhaps Facebook isn’t the right medium anyway.
Remember: assume NOTHING you put online is private. If you’re not paying for a service, then you’re the product being sold.
Carry on, citizens. And find me on Facebook.