It seems that Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is a bit confused about the social networking website’s privacy settings. After posting a family photo to Facebook where she thought only her friends could see, a friend of her sisters saw the photo and tweeted it for the whole world to see, angering Zuckerberg. The FB founder’s sister took to Twitter voicing her rage.
Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency
— Randi Zuckerberg (@randizuckerberg) December 26, 2012
Randi complained that it was way uncool and the poster, journalist and recent college graduate Callie Schweitzer, immediately took the photo down and apologized.
What was this photo of, anyway? Nothing. It’s not scandalous, it’s not amusing and it’s not even in the least bit interesting. It’s just a portrait of the Zuckerberg family standing around a kitchen counter gawking at their phones.
What’s the big deal? Oh right, etiquette.
Tons of Twitterers lashed back at Randi for bringing up online privacy and etiquette when Facebook is known for collecting billions of user’s personal information and using it to sell ads.
@randizuckerberg Instead of vilifying a subscriber for not reading your mind, maybe you should talk to your brother about recent FB changes.
— Anna (@girlvanized) December 26, 2012
@randizuckerberg Why not just accept fact that you misunderstood the privacy settings, like many do.Your “lipstick on a pig” is obvious.
— Toffleresque (@Toffleresque) December 26, 2012
@randizuckerberg Why didn’t you just have your settings to stop at friends? Or were they reset after the last round of privacy changes?
— Olivier Amar (@olivier_amar) December 26, 2012