First, I want to say how happy I am that I don’t have a Facebook page. I can’t be bothered with the many annoying changes that Facebook subjects their addicted users to.
Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, inadvertently exposed Facebook’s confusing privacy settings when a Twitter user, who is not on Randi’s FB friend list, re-posted a personal photo of hers on Twitter.com.
Randi was upset because she sent the photo to a small group of friends on Facebook. The photo showed her family, including her painfully private brother Mark, standing in the kitchen reacting to Facebook’s new Poke app.
The Zuckerberg family private moment instantly became a part of the public domain — to the chagrin of Randi, who chastised the Twitter user for not following “digital etiquette” on Twitter.
“Not sure where you got this photo,” Randi tweeted to @cschweitz. “I posted it only to friends on FB. You reposting it on Twitter is way uncool.”
A flabbergasted @cschweitz replied “I’m just your subscriber and this was top of my newsfeed. Genuinely sorry but it came up in my feed and seemed public.”
To which Randi responded: “Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency.”
The photo was later removed, but not before almost everyone on @cschweitz’s Twitter timeline saved it for posterity.
Social media experts were stunned at Randi Zuckerberg’s arrogance and ignorance.
“That is all social media is about: sharing experiences,” said Julie Spira. “If you post something on the Internet, it will be shared by strangers.”
“We’ve all been dealing with loss of privacy in Facebook, now she feels what we all do everyday,” one Twitter user tweeted.
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