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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Paul Van Oestren, Catherine Turner, Pete Emms, William Emms, JP Fellows, Heddy Korachi Alaoui, Natty Defriend and Charlie Beringer
If it's possible in just a moment to defriend someone or unfriend them on Facebook, then people say, "Why can't I do that in real life?
With Facebook, why not come off it or defriend these people?
If he starts talking about hot entrails, I'd defriend him.
One of the biggest influences on new language has been the internet, with words such as TWEETUP (a meeting arranged via Twitter), PAYWALL (which restricts website access to subscribers), DEFRIEND (deleting a Facebook friend) and MICROBLOGGING (posting short entries on a blog) all originating online.
She said words such as Tweetup, which means meetings organised via the website, along with Facebook references like defriend, showed the influence of technology on vocabulary.
The trend for internet network sites means the phrases social notworking, anti-social networking and defriend have also been highlighted for consideration.