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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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I remember de-friending one person (friend of a friend) as she kept posting her political opinions that were the complete opposite of mine.
As with the previous button, it gives users the option of blocking content from certain people without offending them, say through de-friending. The latter alternative severs ties with that person on the social network, without notifying them.
She uses my brother's Facebook account to message me, so it's not simply a case of de-friending her.
Summary paragraph: Many are 'de-friending' Facebook
Simply de-friending people you don't know well enough, and disable travel plans and your location information on your phones, it added.
He's still probably feeling the embarrassment of his de-friending by former Lib Dem flag waver Colin Firth.
If you don't want to inflame her by de-friending her, block her posts so at least you can't be annoyed by her!
In fact, inactivity is the most popular reason for dropping or de-friending a person or brand.
De-friending status?: "There was this weird person abusing me constantly on my message inbox.
I can think of plenty of things I'd like to do with my spare time, and "de-friending" randy teenage boys isn't one of them.
Now, "lol" has replaced sharing moments of laughing out loud; hurt feelings can be dealt with by "de-friending" someone, and making somebody angry can result in cyber bullying.
Before social media, when we were social, before thumb-typing, when a thumb hitched a ride, before de-friending, when a friend was for life, before online conduct, when you conducted yourself, before A"content,A" when we told stories, we did get by all the same.
And even in the "too much information" world of Facebook, un-friending someone (also known as "de-friending") doesn't generate a notification of any kind leaving members to discover they've been deleted only when they find they no longer have access to someone's profile.
"Now girls have got even more ways of excluding each other through communication, so they used to do it just through verbal language, now they can do it through texting and de-friending and all of those things," the Daily Mail quoted Gross, who in her government role champions children's causes, as saying.