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?

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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"?

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

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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 regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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