Digital Manners: What's the protocol when accepting a friend request on Facebook?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
July 12 2011 11:05 AM

So, You've Accepted a Friend Request, Now What?

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: What's the polite way to accept a friend request?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it's rude to accept a friend request on Facebook without sending a note in response. Listen to Episode 12 by opening this player in a new tab or by using the audio player below:

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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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