Facebook is still too complicated for most people
Facebook has been trying to simplify its privacy settings and make people more comfortable with sharing to just the people they want to, but it's obvious that plenty of users, maybe even most users, still get confused by all the friends of friends, groups and followers settings.Case in point is none other than Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi who worked for Facebook for several years. She posted a family photo to Facebook believing that it will only be seen by friends.
But the photo was actually public and one subscriber, Callie Schweitzer, posted the same photo on Twitter with the message "@randizuckerberg demonstrates her family’s response to Poke #GAH."
Randi Zuckerberg was quite upset and was unsure how the photo got out. She asked for the photo to be removed, which Schweitzer did.
There's no harm done and Randi concluded with the tweet: "Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend's photo publicly. It's not about privacy settings, it's about human decency."
Though it still seems very much about privacy settings, no one asks for permission to post photos of other people, if they did, there wouldn't be tens of billions of them on Facebook.