Can I Ignore a Tweet Directed at Me?
Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether Twitter users are obliged to answer their followers.
Posted Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at 1:44 PM
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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether it's rude not to respond when someone on Twitter directs a question to you. Listen to Episode 7 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new window.
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