But at least Facebook wasn’t two-faced about the change. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened up his own profile, a change Gawker immediately seized on, posting highlights of the 290 pictures of Zuckerberg that suddenly became visible. It’s a glimpse behind the scenes of the life of the hotshot Web billionaire, albeit not a particularly exciting one. Zuckerberg’s photos aren’t all that different than those of the typical college student: working, traveling and some lightweight debauchary. Lest anyone think Zuckerberg was simply tripped up by the change, it’s been nearly a day since the photos came out, and they’re still visible. We think he’s a willing example.
Still, if you don’t want to get Zuckerberged yourself, you can make sure you’ve rolled back the “rollback” by tweaking your profile’s privacy settings to bring your profile details and photos back behind the wall. But if these changes proved anything, it’s that there’s no guarantees Facebook won’t try and get you to be more open again.