Even the Zuckerbergs Are Not Immune to Facebook Privacy Mishaps

Earlier this week, Randi Zuckerberg and her family tried out the new Poke App. Randi posted a photo of their reaction on her Facebook page.

But when Callie Schweitzer, director of marketing and projects at VoxMedia shared the photo publicly on Twitter, she was not too pleased.

Photo Credit: Buzz Feed

Zuckerberg and Schweitzer have now deleted the conversation, but according to BuzzFeed, Schweitzer originally tweeted “@randizuckerberg demonstrates her family’s response to Poke” with a link to the pic. Randi then replied “@cschweitz: Not sure where you got this photo. I posted it only to friends on FB. You reposting it on Twitter is way uncool.”

Schweitzer responded by saying:

Photo Credit: Buzz Feed

Apparently, after several tweets back and forth it was discovered that Schweitzer is friends with Randi’s sister (who was tagged in the photo) on Facebook and that is likely why it was visible in her feed.

Photo Credit: Buzz Feed

The lesson from all this? Facebook’s privacy settings can be confusing, even for the family members of it’s creator. So, if you don’t want others seeing your photos, private info, etc. you should be very careful about how you share them online.


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1 Comment to “Even the Zuckerbergs Are Not Immune to Facebook Privacy Mishaps”
  1. Wonder if this will encourage FB to make privacy settings less confusing and enable users to actually keep things private that they want to be kept private!

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