Digital Manners: Opting out of Facebook and social networking.
Digital Manners: Opting Out of Online Social Networks
Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
May 8 2012 4:59 PM

Saying No to Social Networking

Is it possible to opt out without being labeled a weirdo?


This week, Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Does opting out of any and all social networks make you seem "suspicious"?

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Podcast produced by Mike Vuolo.

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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