Internet Google reveals too much about friends.

Digital Manners: When the Internet Reveals Too Much

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Nov. 1 2011 1:10 PM

Whoa, Google! TMI!

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you reveal that you learned something very personal about friends after Googling them?


This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss the etiquette of feigning ignorance after the Internet reveals intimate details about a friend. Listen to Episode No. 27 using the audio player below.

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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 contributing editor at the Atlantic.

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