Even though Facebook rolled out new privacy control tools to its U.S. users that ostensibly should make it easier for users to figure out what they’re sharing with which people, it seems things are still complicated enough to confused Mark Zuckerberg’s very own sister, Randi Zuckerberg. She was a bit ticked off recently to find that a photo she’d shared on the social network was viewable by a stranger — who subsequently reposted it on Twitter.
As CNBC notes, Randi got a bit sassy on Twitter earlier this week, lambasting a follower for tweeting out a photo she’d put on Facebook.
The tweet was later deleted, but reportedly addressed the follower, saying: “not sure where you got this photo. I posted it on FB. You reposting it to Twitter is way uncool.”
The follower then replied protesting her innocence, saying she had no intention of doing any harm: “@randizuckerberg I’m just your subscriber and this was top of my newsfeed. Genuinely sorry but it came up in my feed and seemed public.”
It seems that because the follower was friends with another Zuckerberg sister, she could see tagged images of Randi. The former Facebook marketing director asked the follower to delete the tweet with the photo, and also removed her initial smackdown of the follower. But once something is on the Internet, it pretty much stays that way.
Randi’s chalking this up to a breach of web etiquette, and not her own mastery of Facebook’s privacy controls. She tweeted: “Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency.”
Very true, but keeping tabs on what you want to be kept personal should also be manageable if Facebook’s privacy controls are all the company says they’re cracked up to be.