There are 2 news items that came up consistently yesterday in my facebook feed. One was the tweet that Evan, the CEO of Snapchat shared, in which he showed the private email exchange between Mark Zuckerberg and himself.
This was a private email sent from Mark to Evan, which he made public.
Another one was from the founder of Zomato, Deepinder who also shared a private email (now deleted) from Satyan of Times of India.
First I always assume that every email I send, will be made public. So I write like I am speaking to the person in a public forum.
That said, I am disappointed that they chose to make the emails public. I think a paraphrase would have sufficed.
Second, I am actually glad that both Mark and Satyan reached out instead of the other way around. Shows that both these folks are aggressive, not willing to wait for things to come to them, even though the run large, established businesses.
Finally even if they did choose to make their emails public, it would have been better to have gotten approval from the sender before doing so.
What do you think? Are emails sent from one person to another private or available for everyone else to view?