Description: It’s become almost axiomatic that Facebook (FB) privacy settings are so complicated that even relatively savvy users get tripped up by them, especially since the giant social network has a reputation for changing them without warning, resetting defaults, and so on. In a deliciously ironic illustration of this phenomenon, Randi Zuckerberg—sister of Facebook co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg—was caught in a privacy snafu on Christmas Day, when one of her family photos was shared publicly. But there’s a larger point behind all the schadenfreude, and it’s about more than just Facebook being evil: Online privacy is complicated, and inventing new software settings isn’t really going to help.
Date: Dec 27, 2012
Questions for Discussions:
- What does this report have to say to managers of social media sites?
- How do you see these issues and concerns being resolved in some way?