Facebook at work: Should employers require that you use your social networks to promote their products?
Digital Manners: Should Employers Make You Use Your Facebook Account To Promote Their Products?
Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
March 20 2012 5:49 PM

Seizing My Social Network

A worker is annoyed she has to use her Facebook and Twitter pages to promote the company’s interests.


Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should employers commandeer your social network to promote their products? This week’s letter writer wants to tell her boss that her Facebook page isn’t a billboard.

What's your opinion about this week's manners dilemma?


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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 contributing editor at the Atlantic.