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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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M12 said that the majority of his university classmates defriended him, and for M10 this was especially the case during a presidential election campaign where political discussion and concerns were heightened.
"There's no arguing that 'intexticated', 'defriend' and 'Twittersphere' are all unspeakable words.
Also in line for the new dictionary are "defriend", meaning to dump someone from a social networking site, and "barbecue summer".
It beat the likes of "defriend", to remove someone from a list of friends on Facebook, and "Tweetup", when people hook up after contacting each other on Twitter.
The trend for internet network sites means the phrases social notworking, anti-social networking and defriend have also been highlighted for consideration.
You can wipe out a population as pathologically as you can "defriend" someone.
Contenders include "defriend" when pals are crossed off Internet social networking lists.
He also began 'stalking' me on Facebook and Twitter so in the end I had to defriend and block him.
She (http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/cheri-dinovo-hits-delete-button-norway-she-did-last-year-israeli-apartheid-) defriended and erased the comments of dozens of individuals who criticized her on Facebook, prompting the creation of a number of Facebook groups by those defriended by DiNovo, which were then (http://rabble.ca/babble/canadian-politics/cheri-dinovo-hits-delete-button-norway-she-did-last-year-israeli-apartheid-) shut down after someone complained.
When her new pal turns into a needy stalker, she's swiftly defriended, which leads to the poor girl's suicide.
Air dirty laundry on Facebook, and expect to be defriended.
At the risk of channelling my inner UKIP (which, before anyone defriends me on Facebook, I absolutely don't actually have), we need to disregard their misery and protect our own interests.
At the end of the research period (about four weeks), the participants were defriended.
I saw other comments shared where folks bragged about how many people had defriended them over callous things they said about the bombings, as if such a mass alienation was something to be proud of ("I lost 138 friends over something I just said.
Students that are massively being defriended on SNS, for example, are (theoretically speaking) the victim of social exclusion (a form of cyberbullying).