Wednesday, December 26, 2012

if I were famous

Or even the brother of a famous person, I would be very careful with my social networking activity.

Did you know Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame has a sister?

If you follow any of the tech news you probably know now if you didn’t before. Mark’s sister, who also had been a FB executive at one time, was shocked to discover a detail of FB picture sharing settings. She lost the control of one of her recent pictures.

There is a bit of education in this story. Her drama occurred because after posting this family picture (a pic of her family enjoying another FB app I guess) a friend of a family friend tweeted a link to it. A hard-learned lesson in FB’s confusing privacy settings.

I believe the FB rule is friends of anyone tagged in the picture receive the posting in their feed. One very basic rule about FB - it all about spreading and sharing things easily.

So a Zuckerberg, a former company exec, gets tripped up by the creation that brought them fame and fortune. A very schadenfreude moment.

The following won’t help you understand the privacy settings but it’s funny.


OneStonedCrow said...

Hehe ... I'm so glad that I've resisted the pressure to get a BookFace account ... and I'm not a Twitterer either ... Google collects way too much info about people too but, sadly, it's too late now and I can't get rid of it ... I refuse to sign up to Google Plus though ...

Cheryl P. said...

That video is a riot. As I visit my FB account about twice a week, I am by all accounts a FB loser. No truer words were ever spoken...some things just don't need to be shared.

Bearman Cartoons said...

It's sometimes annoying that I see pictures of friends tagged by someone else and then everyone seems to comment. That's why I don't post pics on FB (except cartoons)

lisleman said...

I'm very selective about the pictures I post up there. There are many ways to share digital pictures that don't involve FB at all. I guess you would want the most sharing of your cartoons as possible.

lisleman said...

FB loser or FB smart user - I think the losers are the ones who lose their identity on FB. thanks.

lisleman said...

I had thought about twitter but just can't see a good reason to join. I use FB but not much and I like G+. You are right about all the collection of information you need to hand over. thanks

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