Facebook’s Pictures Pet Pieve

I seriously love the way I can share pictures on facebook, it really is a great way to interact with family and friends. I love to upload pictures from my phone or my camera. I’m not a great photographer, ok I’m NOT a photographer at all, I just take pictures. Most are family pictures, me, my wife and daughter Nicole. I like to share those pictures with my friends.

My wife also likes to take pictures, mostly from her iphone, and almost exclusively of Nicole. My wife started taking daily pictures of Nicole’s outfits and accomplishments and uploading them to facebook. We put privacy setting such that only our friends can see the pictures, but not all of my friends are also my wife’s friends on facebook. I have college friends, and previous coworkers where we don’t overlap. So then facebook’s privacy setting start to break. We don’t want to share our pictures to all the friends of our friends, we want to share them with all the friends of our husband or wife.

The options are to post on both our profiles, but that defeats the purpose of everyone posting comments on the same pictures. Also my wife and I have the same friends on facebook, so to most of our friends they will see we are posting things twice.

The solution, not yet implemented by facebook, have shared albums. This way, we would get the best of both worlds. We would act as 1 entity, and say we want only the collection of OUR friends (all of my wife’s friends and all of my friends) to see our pictures. Same would be for videos.

I’ve posted this on the facebook feedback, let’s see if it’s implemented some time.

Author: Arturo A. Mijangos

Husband, Father, International Business Marketeer. I love learning and finding the story behind the numbers. I'm passionate about information, analytics, and technology.