Facebook settings can confuse even a Zuckerberg

Posted By on December 26, 2012

zuckerbergfamily_dec2012If you are confused over the privacy settings on social networking sites, particularly Facebook, you are not alone. Short suggestion: Assume everything you post is public … because it can certainly end up that way … just ask Randi Zuckerberg.

As networks grow and friends connect to other friends, eventually the images and comments you make (especially embarrassing ones) will be shared beyond your intended circle of friends … or is that a trademarked Google+ term? Whatever. The point is that photos can be copied and reposted and even those friends with the best of intentions may have other friends connected through a closer group sharing private moments, etc.

Randi Zuckerberg, formerly exec at Facebook, posted a feisty tweet Tuesday night scolding a Twitter follower for reposting a picture that Randi had originally published on Facebook.

"@cschweitz not sure where you got this photo. I posted it on FB. You reposting it to Twitter is way uncool," Randi said in her tweet.

The Twitter follower, Callie 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," Schweitzer said in a tweet.

Randi then replied via Twitter that the reason Schweitzer could view the picture was probably because she was also friends with Randi’s other sister, so the follower could see tagged images of her.



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