Digital Manners: Are some things better expressed NOT on your Facebook page?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
July 26 2011 11:09 AM

Are Some Things Too Private for Facebook?

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate: Should you announce everything, even a death, on Facebook?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether some things in life are too personal for your Facebook wall. Listen to Episode #14 using the audio player below or by opening this 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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