Digital Manners: Who gets to announce your big personal news online?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Aug. 16 2011 6:54 AM

Getting Scooped on Facebook

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it naive to expect that you'll be the first person to share your big news on Facebook?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss who gets to announce your big news, like having a baby or getting engaged, online. Listen to Episode 17 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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