Digital Manners: Facebook Work Friends vs. Real Friends

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Nov. 15 2011 4:43 PM

Sorry, You Can’t Be My Facebook Friend

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is there any good way to tell colleagues that you have a no-Facebook-friends policy at work?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss the etiquette of refusing to friend co-workers on Facebook. Listen to Episode 29 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. You can reach her at prudence@slate.com.