Zuckerberg family photo leaked
Facebook founder’s sister in web etiquette dust-up
SEATTLE • Even Mark Zuckerberg’s family can get tripped up by Facebook’s privacy settings.
A picture that Zuckerberg’s sister posted on her personal Facebook profile was seen by a marketing director, who then posted the picture to Twitter and her more than 40,000 followers Wednesday.
That didn’t sit well with Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, who tweeted at Callie Schweitzer that the picture was meant for friends only and that posting the private picture on Twitter was “way uncool.” The picture shows four people standing around a kitchen while Mark Zuckerberg is in the background.
Randi Zuckerberg said Schweitzer was able to see the picture because they had a mutual friend. Zuckerberg used the dust-up to write about online sharing etiquette.
“Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency,” she posted on Twitter.
But Randi Zuckerberg’s comments sparked sharp reactions from people who thought the issue was really about Facebook’s often changing and often confusing privacy settings.