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August 5, 2010
I have watched several of your videos on this subject. You have stated the audience stays with the original poster.
I am observing on my news feeds, posts that are actually marked as public as well as those I am almost positive were not originated my friend, having as their chosen audience set to friends. Pretty sure they are just forwarding to their friends……If I understand correctly, the posts “to friends” is still public because it was originally public????? I feel friends think they are posting to just friends when it is still actually public. If I am understanding your video (133) correctly. Is there some document somewhere that states this plainly? I don’t “like” anything I suspect or know originated as public. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but want to plainly convey that posting to friends when it was obviously public (or unknown) does not change it to private.
IF I understand correctly, I would like to make a post to the subject and be able to provide a link to a FB or other document.
Thanks so much.
Ok, I think this is the definitive FB help screen you’re looking for: https://www.facebook.com/help/….._permalink
The extra piece is the actual content being shared:
- If I post “I’m hungry” and set the audience to my friends only, then no one else can share it to others. It won’t even have a share button associated with it
- If I post a link to something (a meme or a newspaper article) and set the audience to my friends only, then one of my friends can re-share that and even set the audience to public.
- If I post a link to something – AND add some words of my own – and set the audience to my friends, then one of my friends can reshare but my words will not be included.
Let me know if that helps.