Digital Manners: When is it all right to hide your party's guest list?

Digital Manners: When is it all right to hide your party's guest list?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
May 31 2011 3:26 PM

Hiding Your Party's Guest List

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether blind copying your invitees is a good idea, or just plain rude.

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether hiding your party's guest list, whether in an email or on Evite, is a good idea. Listen to Episode #6 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new window:

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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