It's not about being afraid that some information will ruin you. It's simply just that some people are by nature private and feel uncomfortable when certain kind of information about them is publicly available. Why cause discomfort to people? Because of something that's essentially supposed to be an entertainment site?
Also, it's not that much an issue of your parents or friends seeing your embarrassing photos as much as of complete strangers, or even acquaintances whom you don't like, having access to any of your photos. I already know a few cases that could very well be classified as stalking, and yes, girls have more reasons to worry about that than guys.
VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:I know the "reads the shit you're posting/reading to provide relevant advertisement" thing isn't new, but it's hella creepy. Idk why facebook thinks I want fetal development replicas ._. I honestly have no idea what the context is that it's getting that from.
Though gmail does that too. Fb can go waay more creepy. For instance, if you don't have a profile picture, it will constantly ask you "do you want to put this picture to profile", offering you images that you never uploaded and sometimes don't even remember taking (people rarely remember all the group pictures they participated in). Now that can be supremely creepy.