I don't worry about about the person who has the picture of them available to everyone. I worry about the person who has the picture hidden.
Funny you should say that. I was just thinking I should remove my picture from facebook.
I teach in a prison. For some stupid reason they put both our first and last names on our id's. Yesterday, one of the men who always communicates with me in an inappropriately flirty but not over the line harrassing way, happened to catch sight of my id, which I usually take care to turn on it's little plastic strap so that my name and picture are facing my body. He saw my last name and he was saying, loud enough for everyone in the room to hear,
Hmmmm, 'Rebecca _______. I bet there aren't very many American teachers living in this area named Rebecca ________. Shouldn't be too hard for me to find you when I get out in February. You'll wait for me Miss, won't you?'
We were doing dictionary work so I said - "Do me a favor Joel - look up the definition of 'out or your mind' and copy it 100 times - then use the phrase correctly in a sentence.'
I'm not afraid of him - not at all - but I sure as hell don't want him to have access to any of my personal details, friends, family or thoughts.
So - yeah - there are reasons to hide your picture that make sense.
I find that a whole lot less worrying than someone who goes on there and talks about their endometriosis or how many shits their dog takes in a day...what the hell?
(I once told my sister I had a chili dog on facebook - and she LIKED that).
Life just gets stranger and stranger.