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Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate how the age-old rules of civility apply to a social dilemma caused by new technology. Please send your questions or comments to digitalmanners@slate.com.

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The Teacher Tweeting TMI: Manners for the Digital Age #55

Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you tell your sister-in-law, a middle school teacher, that her tweeting is inappropriate?

7 Min

May 20, 2012

Cell Phones in Locker Rooms: Manners for the Digital Age #54

Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should a gym patron ask management to enforce its cell-free locker room policy?

6 Min

May 13, 2012

Saying No to Social Networking: Manners for the Digital Age #53

Slate's Manners for the Digital Age

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"?

7 Min

May 6, 2012

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9 min
Apr 29, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude to pop in your earbuds when catching a ride to work with someone?

7 min
Apr 22, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you confront a Facebook friend who shares the links you post but doesn’t acknowledge where she found them?

6 min
Apr 15, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What should you do when you receive unsolicited messages of a sexual nature on your cell phone?

8 min
Apr 8, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it appropriate to follow your psychiatrist on Twitter or Facebook. How about friending a family member’s shrink?

5 min
Apr 1, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you confront a Facebook friend who seems to be mocking your posts with her own sarcastic status updates?

8 min
Mar 25, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you let a colleague borrow your earbuds even though you’re grossed out by it? Plus, other work etiquette dilemmas.

6 min
Mar 18, 2012
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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?

6 min
Mar 11, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should parents always come to the door when picking up their kids from a playmate’s house? A father laments that texts have taken the place of face-

6 min
Mar 4, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you tell a cheater’s significant other about his extracurricular activities via Facebook?

7 min
Feb 26, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it necessary to “de-friend” someone who is leaving your family due to divorce?

12 min
Feb 19, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist 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 in

8 min
Feb 12, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What should you do when your Internet dates repeatedly text lame excuses to cancel?

9 min
Feb 5, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you correct the bad facts and blatant lies that friends post to their Facebook pages?

5 min
Jan 29, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Are couples obligated to interact via social media, or is face-to-face contact more than enough?

8 min
Jan 22, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude for the babysitter to save TV shows on your digital video recorder without asking first?

9 min
Jan 15, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: When you’re hanging out with pals, but other friends aren’t invited, is it rude to post the details to Facebook?

8 min
Jan 8, 2012
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What do you do when a co-worker pads her LinkedIn résumé with YOUR job title and qualifications?

8 min
Dec 25, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What do you do when you're trapped next to someone whose music is bleeding out from their earbuds?

7 min
Dec 18, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you alert the flight crew if your fellow passenger is watching porn on the plane?

7 min
Dec 11, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you tell your Internet date that his/her profile photo is deceptive?

7 min
Nov 27, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it okay to "conduct your business" while conducting your business?

12 min
Nov 20, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe follow up a past episode with a discussion about photography, the Internet and the law.

8 min
Nov 13, 2011
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Work Friends vs. Real Friends: Manners for the Digital Age #29

7 min
Nov 6, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it too tacky to send far-flung friends of the expectant mother a link to a gift registry?

8 min
Oct 30, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you let on that you learned something very personal about a friend after Googling their name?

9 min
Oct 23, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it reasonable to request that photos from a children's birthday party that include your kid be taken down?

6 min
Oct 16, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you tattle on an airline passenger who ignores the announcement to turn off all electronics?

7 min
Oct 9, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you inform an old acquaintance who is new to Facebook that his comments about cross-dressing are relatively public?

7 min
Oct 2, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it necessary to read through an entire comment thread to avoid repetition?

6 min
Sep 25, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Are all these one-word email replies filling up my inbox really necessary?

5 min
Sep 18, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it okay to send a digital invitation to your Big Day or is paper still imperative?

5 min
Sep 11, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you use your WiFi network name to communicate with your neighbors?

4 min
Aug 28, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it OK to tweet your own horn?

5 min
Aug 21, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What should you do when your parents give out your email address to sites you are sure will spam you?

5 min
Aug 14, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Who gets to announce big news, like having a baby or getting engaged, online? 

6 min
Aug 7, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it wrong to expect your spouse to pull out his earbuds when you are speaking?

4 min
Jul 31, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it OK to text about your co-workers during a work dinner?

5 min
Jul 24, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should you announce everything, even a death, on Facebook?

7 min
Jul 17, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude to keep your cell phone on the table during a night out with friends?

5 min
Jul 10, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: What's the polite way to accept a friend request?

5 min
Jul 3, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Should a married couple share their email passwords?

6 min
Jun 26, 2011
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Should you confront another driver who's texting while driving? Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question.

4 min
Jun 20, 2011
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What should you do if you get an email meant for someone else? Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question.

4 min
Jun 13, 2011
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What happens if one person in a relationship wants to post their status on Facebook, but the other doesn't? Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question.

4 min
Jun 6, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it rude not to reply to a Twitter message directed at you?

4 min
May 29, 2011
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Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: When is it all right to hide your guest list in an Evite or in the BCC line?

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