defriend

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defriend

To delete a friend from one's network on a social media site. I can't believe he defriended me just because I disagreed with an article he posted.
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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.
And not only is defriending up from 2009 by 19 percent, but women and young adults are the ones hitting the "unfriend" button the most.