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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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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.
Sometimes I didn't like their reactions, so I defriended them." Sometimes the defriending was to shield oneself from negative comments.
When her new pal turns into a needy stalker, she's swiftly defriended, leading to her suicide.
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.
While we're old enough to laugh off the indignity of being defriended, it could be a source of considerable pain for kids and adolescents.
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).
PR executive Debra Bethard-Caplick recently defriended several people on Facebook because of "rabid and virulent" personal attacks from friends of friends of friends who barge into conversations and try to start electronic shouting matches.
Also, she found that people that were still Facebook friends with an ex scored lower in personal growth than were those who had defriended the ex-partner -- suggesting that even weak contact with an ex-partner might disrupt the process of moving on from a breakup, according to the paper.
The latest research indicates that rejection, whether it's due to a lost job, a personal snub, a breakup, or being defriended on Facebook, activates the same areas of the brain that are associated with physical pain, such as breaking an arm.
Regrettably, the quality of our interactions has been diminished by the quantity of friends and followers we have amassed and defriended.
A Tennessee couple who "defriended" a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the jilted woman's father and another man, police said on Thursday.
He tried in vain to remove the phony plea for help, but the scammer had changed his password and "defriended" his wife, so he couldn't even view his own page.