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friending

Sending an invitation to someone to become a "friend" on Facebook or other social networking site. If the individual accepts, they have access to each other's information and updates. Users can even friend a brand in order to be alerted to special offers. Friends can also be "defriended" or "unfriended" later on, which may be considered as much of a personal rejection as not returning phone calls. See Faceslam, Facebook and social networking site.
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While 66% of the people surveyed claim to delete digital photos of their exes and 61% claim to unfriend their exes on Facebook, 67% nevertheless agree the digital age we live in makes it harder to leave old relationships behind.
This issue's Fun Spot section, the first article provides guidelines to make a decision on whether to unfriend a person or not on Facebook.
Those two words turn me into a ball of fiery rage in less time than it takes to hit the unfriend button on the offending person's Facebook profile.
These superfluous advancements mean you can share your digital hot air with whoever is too polite - or too lazy - to unfriend you on Facebook or block your Twitter feed.
If you are one of those who "just likes the taste" of well done steak, then you can join the Nescafe crowd and also please unfriend me on Facebook.
One study of the Pew report made it clear that "Social media users unfriend those with contrary political opinions".
After a few minutes, probably the victim will unfriend the fake account after he/she figures out it's a fake, but probably it's too late
DO Delete his number from your cell, unfriend him on FB and remind yourself why things didn't work out (read that letter if ya need a refresher).
Also in 2009, the New Oxford American Dictionary declared unfriend (a term for removing a friend from a social network's friend list) as its Word of the Year (Gross, 2009).
Kimmel has declared November 17 National Unfriend Day, an event aimed at cutting down the "friend fat" on your Facebook page.
According to the senior lexicographer at Oxford's United States Dictionary Program, unfriend is an excellent choice because of its "currency and potential longevity"; it also represents an unconventional use of the un- prefix (Paul, 2009), which is typically associated with adjectives.