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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When her new pal turns into a needy stalker, she's swiftly defriended, leading to her 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.
Last year in Iowa, a woman was arrested on accusations of setting fire to a friend's garage after she was defriended on the social network site, local media reported.
When I told him his column was perhaps offensive, he defriended me on Facebook, but not before making a remark arrogantly dismissive of my expression of concern that his column was perhaps offensive.
A 21-year-old student at Pace University in Manhattan had to face someone she defriended on Facebook in a chance encounter on an elevator, and re-added the person to rid herself of the guilt.
As a result, she has been rejected by Amanda and defriended, electronically and otherwise, by those closest to her.
When her new pal turns into a needy stalker, she's swiftly defriended, which leads only leads to the poor girl's suicide.