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.

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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.

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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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