A lot of people blogged about this today as a new idea. Danny Sullivan’s perspective is that these settings have been in place for some time and they are just being changed to a new default to “announce” them. He also walks through how some profiles are making it over the “Walled Garden” to Google.
Haven’t seen that happen with mine yet – guess I’ll see what happens in a month.
EDIT: I was wrong – my Facebook profile is showing up on page two of Google listings for my name (after one of my blogs, LinkedIn, Jaiku and Mashable)
Danny also talks about Google’s Orkut Social Network, which I haven’t looked at yet. Anyone? Bueller?
(Via Danny Sullivan on Facebook .)