The sisters of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are not having much luck on the social media front these days, as Arielle Zuckerberg’s like of an Instagram photo that was critical of Instagram’s since-scaled-back advertising plans was widely reported last week, and now Randi Zuckerberg found herself in a minor Twitter tiff over a Facebook photo she posted.
Mashable reported that Randi Zuckerberg posted a photo on Facebook, which she believed would only be seen by her friends, of her family, including Mark Zuckerberg, reacting to the social network’s new Poke iOS application.
The photo was then posted to Twitter by VoxMedia Director of Marketing and Projects Callie Schweitzer, and BuzzFeed captured the following Twitter exchange between Randi Zuckerberg and Schweitzer before it was deleted:
Randi Zuckerberg: @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: @randizuckerberg I’m just your subscriber and this was top of my newsfeed. Genuinely sorry but it came up in my feed and seemed public.
Randi Zuckerberg: @cschweitz I think you saw it b/c you’re friends w/my sister (tagged.) Thx for apology. I’m just sensitive to private photos becoming “news.”
Schweitzer: @randizuckerberg totally fair. I would hate for a private photo of mine to be public and would never want to do same to others.
Schweitzer: @randizuckerberg fwiw, I thought the photo was incredibly endearing which is why I liked it. We never see humans on the Internet!
Randi Zuckerberg later tweeted, not solely directed at Schweitzer:
Digital etiquette: always ask permission before posting a friend’s photo publicly. It’s not about privacy settings, it’s about human decency.
Readers: Do you think Schweitzer did anything wrong by posting the photo?