friending

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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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This has led to social pundits holding forth to how Facebook and other social networking sites have changed not just our vocabulary, but also our ways of making friends, and now -- thanks to unfriend -- defriending them.
If you don't want to inflame her by defriending her, block her posts so at least you can't be annoyed by what she writes.
They're far more used to defriending friends online rather than befriending them in reality.
Hewlett also suggests steering clear of your computer as not only will you have to contend with social media's abrupt defriending and unfollowing, you may be receiving an email from WotWentWrong.