What’s just as common as presents under the tree this time of year? Why, a family disagreement of course!
Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, has experienced the feeling of Facebook not being so private even if that is the intent of a post. A picture she shared privately amongst friends (well, that’s at least what she was led to believe) showed up in the Twitter feed of VoxMedia’s director or marketing and projects, Callie Schweitzer. The photo was of a private Zuckerberg family moment.
Other than the fact that there is a bazillionaire smirking in the background the photo is pretty normal. It was, however, deemed to be as private as Randi Zuckerberg’s ability to share it on Facebook made it. And once shared on Twitter by Ms.Schweitzer, well, let’s just say it didn’t appear to make Randi too happy.
Ms. Schweitzer apologizes
It appears as if there’s a bit of confusion as to how this photo even crossed paths with Ms. Schweitzer. She subscribes to Ms. Zuckerberg’s updates but Randi has another theory.
And the net result is a digital scolding via a lesson in online sharing etiquette from Ms. Zuckerberg.
All pretty innocuous in the end but it does serve a fair amount of irony since it appears that even within his own family Mark Zuckerberg is creating privacy issues since his rules of engagement are unclear and the general handling of these issues online is a relative issue (ok, pun intended).
Lesson here? Be careful. If you think anything is private on the Internet then you may be simply drinking the Internet privacy Kool-Aid even if that tasty drink comes from someone close to you.