The Recent Status Updates feed should be for those who have a public profile. When I read a status and want to either comment on it or read what others have commented, I find it annoying when the profile is private. It doesn't make sense from the perspective of the reader or the status poster to put it into the public status feed. As a reader, if I see an interesting status, I will travel to the profile and comment, like, read other statuses, etc. I can't do that if the profile is private. If I am the status poster, and I have set my profile to private, then it doesn't make sense to post my statuses in public.Considering that the Recent Status Updates area can only contain five statuses at a time, I think it should be optimized for community interaction.I'm likely in the minority on this one, but it is worth a try.