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Should you expect something to stay private when you post it on Facebook?

L.A. Times 2012/12/26 19:59:03
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Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi, got stymied by Facebook's privacy policy this week when a photo she posted for her friends was shared publicly over Twitter.

Twitter user @cshweitz shared a photo of the Zuckerberg family checking out Poke, the latest mobile app developed by Facebook, early Wednesday. The picture had originally been posted on Facebook by Randi Zuckerberg, who expressed her displeasure with the photo being shared publicly on Twitter.

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  • Katie 2013/01/07 07:45:03
    No
    Katie
    Once something is on the internet, all privacy bets are off.
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/12/31 16:58:15 (edited)
    No
    Magical Mushroom
    If you post anything on the internet don't expect it to stay private for long. Any computer nerd can find it and it will surface in the search engine. You may want it to but its not going to happen. If you must write things write it in your diary like the old days. Remember them?
    lmao
  • Andre 2012/12/31 16:54:44
    No
    Andre
    Facebook is the modern gossip, I stay away as far as pobbible from them, also from Google who is intrusive. Anyways, when I want to tell my friends somehting, I e-mail or phone them, I do not want them to hear it on the "grapevine"
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/12/31 13:36:59
    No
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    That is why I don't use it.
  • harasnicole 2012/12/31 03:28:03
    No
    harasnicole
    How about this for digital etiquette: Don't post photos on Facebook that you don't want passed around on Twitter. People are going to steal things without your permission, regardless. May as well be smart about it.
  • garyhaywardcom 2012/12/31 03:02:08
    No
    garyhaywardcom
    Expectation is to think something as likely, but, at the end of the day, especially where the Internet's concerned, it is simply hope. I would never send something to someone which, if the worst came to the worst and it was published publicly, I knew I wouldn't be able to handle, even if it would be with gritted teeth.
  • Gabsters<3 2012/12/31 00:54:16
  • Maura :) 2012/12/30 23:53:48
    No
    Maura :)
    are you kidding me. its the internet. you cant expect that!
  • lagrenouille 2012/12/30 20:26:17
    No
    lagrenouille
    but that doesn't give me the right to violate someone else's privacy by sharing or re posting something they posted to facebook without their permission
  • Dandydon 2012/12/30 20:00:17
    No
    Dandydon
    No i don't,that's why i never have used facebook...
  • Haushinka 2012/12/30 19:37:30
    No
    Haushinka
    It would be nice but no. It's just not gonna happen.
  • Willow 2012/12/30 18:13:10
  • James Moore 2012/12/30 14:09:11
    Yes
    James Moore
    Setting controls should keep your postings either private or public. Sharing of private posts may need to be asked.
  • moira.faulds.14 2012/12/30 09:04:30
    No
    moira.faulds.14
    You have to be careful with security settings on FB and even then it can be hacked by people who know how.....
  • Lucy Krueger 2012/12/30 06:54:53
    No
    Lucy Krueger
    Duh.
  • Chukroast 2012/12/30 03:38:41
    Yes
    Chukroast
    No
  • zebsmom 2012/12/30 03:14:40
    No
    zebsmom
    Facebook is a public forum. The only communications I would expect to be private would be private messages to specific people via the "message" option. I truly don't even expect that to be 100% private.
    I have a friend who actually posted her address, directions to her house, her phone number and work schedule. She couldn't understand why I kept telling her to delete the post.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2012/12/30 02:06:58
    No
    RJeffreySavlov
    Anyone who thinks that Facebook communications are not for general consumption should take their heads out of their backsides and remember that this is the real world not some Disney fantasy. All comments are open to all.
  • Okie Lady 2012/12/30 00:25:35
    No
    Okie Lady
    Duh!
  • Wackyweirdochic 2012/12/30 00:05:29
    No
    Wackyweirdochic
    +2
    Heck no.
    God, I hate when my friends do that to me <.<
    *cough cough*
    hell no images
  • Gloria 2012/12/29 22:31:22
    No
    Gloria
    When you do the hokey pokey you end up with your whole self in.
  • BUNNIES 2012/12/29 20:13:58
    Yes
    BUNNIES
    Yes. The internet was MADE for privacy.
  • VicLucyCole 2012/12/29 19:30:11
    No
    VicLucyCole
  • RevBH 2012/12/29 05:23:12
    No
    RevBH
    If you post it on a social site, email it, or talk about it on a cell phone, you may as well put it on a billboard in Times Square.
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/12/29 04:11:18
    No
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    Make that hell no!
  • Mimi 2012/12/29 01:37:36
    No
    Mimi
    No
  • Joe61 2012/12/28 21:48:33 (edited)
    No
    Joe61
    +1
    If you post on the internet then it becomes the property of the public domain.....So if you want to keep private keep close to your chest and don't post it on the internet. If you need to send it to someone in particular then send by snail mail or directly to the recipients email address.
  • Chaguy 2012/12/28 21:27:51
    No
    Chaguy
    That's why I use Google+
  • Gone Away 2012/12/28 20:20:44 (edited)
    No
    Gone Away
    +1
    ...and anybody who thinks it is, needs to look up the word "HACKER"

    There are people in jail, for hacking facebook accounts & using info for stalking & harassment. I KNOW!

    If you post it anywhere, absolutely CAN one day come back & bite you in the ASS!
    You want private...write on paper & burn it, it it or make it self destruct 30sec. after reading. BUT, if you send it off into the clouds...it hangs there for eternity, for ALL to see!
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/12/28 18:51:16
    No
    Elaine Magliacane
    +1
    How RICH... and such poetic justice that the founder's sister got her 'privacy' VIOLATED... ha ha ha ha ha
  • Flowers 2012/12/28 16:40:45
    No
    Flowers
    +1
    If you don't want others to see it publicly then don't post it at all.
  • 001 2012/12/28 14:58:03
    No
    001
    Would be nice, but no I don't expect that and I don't advice anyone to expect it, as you will be disappointed. Facebook sells as much info as they can, regardless of what you wanted to keep private.
  • addie 2012/12/28 00:34:23
    No
    addie
    Not even what they promise will be private because sometimes the settings do not work and you can see stuff people have blocked.
  • Bobbie S 2012/12/27 23:50:50
    No
    Bobbie S
    Good Lord Have Mercy. Does anyone out there really think that Mark Zuckerberg's sister, or anyone else, can post something on the internet, and it won't get around? If so, you shouldn't vote, drive, or have a child. You're too stupid to exist today. Really, Jeez!
  • Racquelle 2012/12/27 22:26:21
    No
    Racquelle
    Whether they should be private is a huge topic and would be so very difficult to control in any effective way. Excepting that people will be decent and respect your 'privacy' and that posting something anywhere on the internet is in any way going to remain private is just beyond naive...and really Zuckerberg's sister doesn't realize this???
  • PumpkinMuncher 2012/12/27 20:54:44
    No
    PumpkinMuncher
    +2
    Don't post it if you don't want it all over the internet.
  • Jordache 2012/12/27 19:47:02
    No
    Jordache
    If you're an idiot, yeah.
  • Sista Nunya 2012/12/27 19:01:34
  • rah-rah 2012/12/27 16:11:24
    No
    rah-rah
    +1
    NOT at all!
  • hasher 2012/12/27 15:52:30
    No
    hasher
    thats why you have to watch what you put on there. never know where its going to end up at.

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