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?
Posted Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at 1:10 PM
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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Texting on Takeoff
The Case of the Cross-Dressing Newbie
Hey Buddy, Check the Comment Thread
The Shrinking Reply and the Vanishing Valediction
Do Evites Cheapen a Wedding?
“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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
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