Digital Manners: Declaring you're "In a Relationship"? It's complicated.

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
June 14 2011 7:11 AM

Must I Tell Facebook I'm "In a Relationship"?

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate when and whether you should announce your relationship status to the online world.

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss a letter from a man who disagrees with his girlfriend about when is the right time to announce their relationship status on Facebook. Listen to the episode by using the audio player below or by opening the player in a new tab:

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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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