Facebook will play a trick on Mark Zuckerberg’s sister
Privacy on Facebook has been a topic of discussion since time immemorial. The company has tried several times to simplify and clarify the system so that people know what they are sharing with whom, so some things can not be seen by everyone. It’s supposed to be easy to understand. However, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of CEO of the company and former marketing director of the company had a mishap with them.
Randi uploaded a photo to social network showing the reaction of his family to the application “poke” launched by Facebook last week. The photo was uploaded as private, only for it to be seen by friends of Randi. However, Callie Schweitzer, director of marketing for Vox Media, was friends on Facebook with one of the people tagged in the photo, and the image appeared in his timeline.
Thinking that it was a public photo, Schweitzer’s republished on Twitter, which received an angry response from Randi saying his action was unwise and that it was a matter of “human decency” not something that was publicly post private.
“I am genuinely, but appeared in my feed and seemed public,” Schweitzer apologized.
The truth is that it is not so easy to determine if a post you get is public or not – a small icon appears next to the date and time to show who you’re sharing, but there is no quick or easy.
Is the “human decency” to review the classification of a message before sharing republish or elsewhere? What is the etiquette of social networking? Are we doomed to everything that is published on the Internet is public?
Link: Mark Zuckerberg’s sister complains of Facebook privacy breach (Buzzfeed)Tags: Facebook, Photos, Privacy, Randi Zuckerberg