Hey Buddy, Check the Comment Thread
Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it’s necessary to read back through the comments before chiming in yourself.
Posted Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at 7:00 AM
This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether an online commenter is obligated to peruse the entire thread to prevent repetition. Listen to Episode 23 using the audio player below or by opening the player in a new tab:
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You'll find previous episodes here:
The Shrinking Reply and the Vanishing Valediction
“We Can Hear You Having Sex”
Is it OK to tweet your own horn?
Keeping Your Email Address Private
Getting Scooped on Facebook
Enough with the Earbuds
Texting During Dinner with Co-Workers
Are Some Things Better Expressed NOT On Your Facebook Page
Who Invited the Smartphone to Dinner?
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?
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Questions may be edited.) Subscribe to Emily Yoffe's Facebook page.