Digital Manners: Is It a Faux Pas to Snap Cell-Phone Pics at Weddings?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Feb. 21 2012 3:50 PM

Amateur Wedding Paparazzi

What’s the deal with guests snapping cell-phone photos at weddings and posting them online?

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it socially acceptable to take out your cell phone and snap photos of a wedding ceremony in progress, then post the shots to Facebook before the ink on the marriage certificate is dry?

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Podcast produced by Melonyce McAfee.

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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