Facebook appears to have just added a new feature, the ability to subscribe to someones public statuses without the need to be friends.
The new Twitter-style feature comes after the recent change in privacy settings, which made the alteration in the terms of privacy to use the phrase public, and as suspected they have now made it possible to subscribe to these public statuses.
This is an interesting change for Facebook and is possibly trying to be a little more like Twitter in enabling people to effectively “follow” people without the need to have a reciprocal relationship.
Before others can subscribe to your public status updates you first need to enable this on your account. You can do this by visiting
facebook.com/about/subscriptions just hit the big green button and you can now select a few settings to manage who can comment on your public updates, and if you want to receive notifications about comments from randoms.