Users now have full control on almost everything that appears on their profile for example: status, photos, albums and so on. Users also has the control of how they want to share their contents for an example: share with everyone, friends, friends of friends, groups and so on. Users can also manually hide a status from specific set of persons.
If you don’t want public visitors to your Facebook profile to see lists, pages and people you, then you just have to hide it from them.
And seeing common friends, other friends usually accept the friend request. It’s kind of embarrassing when your female friend informs you that some mutual friend of yours has sent her a friend request.
It’s good you keep pages, list and people you follow private to only you and hidden from public users.
How to Hide People, Pages and Lists You Follow on Facebook
By default, everyone can see the Friends section of your profile. To adjust who can see your Friends section:
Go to your profile,Click Following below your cover photoClick
at the top of the page and select Edit Privacy from the dropdown menu
Select an audience (ex: Friends, Public) to choose who you share your friend list with on your profile.
From here you can control who can see your pages and people you follow and who can’t. I keep mine visible to only me.
ConclusionKeeping your followed Facebook pages, list and people visible to other people is totally a thing of choice, but I prefer keeping mine hidden and private to only for my own privacy.