Who Invited the Smartphone to Dinner?
Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude to keep your cell phone on the table during a night out with friends?
Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 1:03 PM
This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it's rude to put your smartphone on the dinner table during a night out with friends. Listen to Episode No. 13 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab.
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You'll find previous episodes here:
Accepting a Friend Request
Email Gone Astray
Must I Tell Facebook I'm "In a Relationship"?
Can I Ignore a Tweet Directed at Me?
Hiding Your Party's Guest List
Declaring Your Love on Facebook
How Late Is Too Late to Text?
Can I Split a Check With Groupon?
Can I Use My Phone at a Dinner Party?
Should I Return a Missed Call?.
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Podcast produced by Jesse Baker.
Farhad Manjoo is Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence and Human Guinea Pig columns. You can send Dear Prudence questions for publication to email@example.com. (Questions may be edited.) Subscribe to Emily Yoffe's Facebook page.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.