Digital Manners: Is Renaming Your Wi-Fi Network a Good Way To Send a Message to Your Loud Neighbors?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Sept. 13 2011 5:36 AM

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Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether it's rude to send a message by renaming your Wi-Fi network.

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it's rude or brilliant to send a message to your neighbors by renaming your Wi-Fi network. Listen to Episode 20 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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