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Understanding 'Friend' Etiquette on the Internet

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Understanding 'Friend' Etiquette on the Internet

Digital Life

Understanding 'Friend' Etiquette on the Internet

Understanding 'Friend' Etiquette on the Internet

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Once you've learned how to navigate new communication technologies, there's a new problem to tackle: how do you actually communicate? Should you ignore the unsolicited invitations to play online Scrabble and compare movies you've never seen with someone you've never met? Can you be friends with someone you've never met? Can you ignore their "friend" requests? Steve Johnson, Internet critic for the Chicago Tribune, explores the nuances of online etiquette with Scott Simon.