I have been a long-time fan of Facebook and Social Networking in general. I think it's truly a great way to stay in touch with a circle of people that the previous generation couldn't even dream of. I love that everyone can see what everyone else is up to, keep in contact with them, make plans, etc. Recently, with all this buzz about Facebook's (lack of) privacy, I find myself reconsidering my stance on this. I currently work at a major Insurance company, but my position has been outsourced as of next month, so I am back on the job hunt. I guess I am wondering if companies really pull data from your private Facebook account when considering you for employment. Has anyone had any experience with this? I know that if a company wants your information, they will find it, but is this a common practice? For the record - I don't have anything to hide. This is more out of curiosity, and the desire to do everything I possibly can to be an appealing potential hire. This Gizmodo article, though a little one-sided, provides some more information on some of FB's general privacy concerns.