Finally. Proof that it’s not just you. Even Zuckerberg family members can’t figure out how Facebook sharing works. On December 26, 2012, a member of the Zuckerberg family sent a Tweet admitting she’s not quite sure how one of her followers was able to see an image she’d shared on her Facebook page, and she wasn’t happy that the image was being shared on Twitter.
Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, was a little miffed when an image she’d posted to her personal Facebook account showed up on Twitter. The image showed members of the Zuckerberg family laughing about the new Poke feature on Facebook.
Callie Schweitzer, who follows Zuckerberg on Facebook, originally posted the image for her Twitter followers at @cschweitzer, with the message, “@randizuckerberg demonstrates her family’s response to Poke.”
When Zuckerberg saw the Tweet she fired back with,
“@cschweitzer not sure where you got this photo. I posted it to friends only on FB. You reposting it to Twitter is way uncool.”
Schweitzer quickly responded, “@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.”
Zuckerberg graciously accepted Scweitzer’s apology, “@cwchweitz I think you saw it b/c you’re friends w/my sister (tagged.) Thx for apology. I’m just sensitive to private photos becoming ‘news.’”
Zuckerberg then offered the following lesson in social media etiquette to all of her Twitter followers:
“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 is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and it’s not surprising that she and Schweitzer both have no clue how Schweitzer was able to see, and then share, the image she’d posted on Facebook. Nobody knows how Facebook really works.
What is surprising is the fact that Zuckerberg has more than 1.4 million subscribers on her Facebook page and she can still expect to keep her images private, even though she admittedly isn’t sure how she does it. Too bad the rest of Facebook’s 1 billion users aren’t offered that same assurance.
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