Manners For The Digital Age

When Parents Blow Your Online Cover

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate the question: What should you do when your parents give out your email address all over the Web?

This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss what should you do when your parents give your email address out to sites you think will spam you. Listen to Episode 18 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab:

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You can also read a transcript of this episode.
You’ll find previous episodes here: Getting Scooped on Facebook
Enough with the Earbuds
Texting During Dinner with Co-Workers
Are Some Things Better Expressed NOT On Your Facebook Page
Who Invited the Smartphone to Dinner?
Accepting a Friend Request
Sharing Passwords
Email Gone Astray
Must I Tell Facebook I’m “In a Relationship”?
Can I Ignore a Tweet Directed at Me?
Hiding Your Party’s Guest List
Declaring Your Love on Facebook
How Late Is Too Late to Text?
Can I Split a Check With Groupon?
Can I Use My Phone at a Dinner Party?
Should I Return a Missed Call?

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