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Defriending

Why You May Have Been 'Unfriended' On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2014 | Fifty

Someone posed the question the other day: When you disconnect from someone on Facebook, are you "unfriending" them or "defriending" them? Frankly, thi...

Toxic Facebook Friends: Tolerate, Hide or Defriend

Mobiledia | Posted 09.15.2013 | Technology
Mobiledia

Everyone and their grandmas are on this strange microcosm of humanity called Facebook. The social network sounds nice and idealistic -- but it often changes people's personalities, at least how they come across online.

What Is Technology Doing to Your Children's Friendships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

With social media, the goal is to accumulate as many so-called friends as possible. The message that children who spend a great deal of time in these forms of social media is that quantity trumps quality. So children may come to value friendships in terms of numbers rather than depth.

Unfriending Hurts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.07.2013 | Technology

If you're a fan of periodically cleansing your Facebook friend list, a new study suggests you might want to think twice before you click that unfriend...

Facebook Is Not the Problem: Friendship in an Online World

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

When I'm interviewed by reporters about friendship, I'm often asked about my feelings about Facebook. And then they seem surprised, and a little disappointed, when I simply answer, "I love Facebook as one of the tools we can use for our friendships."

Facebook: The Perils of Unfriending

Danny Rubin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Danny Rubin

Out of nowhere, you could suddenly need a person you haven't heard from in a decade.

Kirk Cameron, Victoria Jackson, It Was Nice Knowing You: Defriending Celebrities Who Make Anti-Gay Remarks

Dan Steadman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Steadman

I used to write for Christian magazines. I profiled Hollywood celebrities of the Christian faith throughout the years, and every now and then I became friends with actors who turned out to be "not good for the gays." Victoria Jackson was my first famous friend.

When It Comes To Facebook, Avoid Playing With Fire

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here are some tips on how to navigate (and avoid) awkward social media situations -- before they escalate into real-world repercussions.

Why It's OK To Participate In Defriend Day

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you haven't heard, it's Defriend Day today, March 4, 2011, at least according to author Mark Dice. Dice, who has espoused conspiracy theories in...

My one-sided friendship: How can I get her to stop IM-ing me?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I'm in an awkward situation with a friend and I'm at a loss about how to proceed. We've been friends for about 6 years. We met ...

I can't believe she defriended me!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

This week, I received an email from another writer who reminded me that she had once defriended me on Facebook. We both belong to the same professiona...

Defriended: The Politics Of Social Networking

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Giulia Rozzi

Last week my procrastination led me to conduct a classmate search on Facebook in which I noticed that a girl who had been my friend now had an "add as a friend" rectangle next to her face. "Add as a friend?"

How Many Friends Would You Give up For a Whopper?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Burger King's new marketing campaign -- called the WHOPPER Sacrifice and created by Crispin Porter Bogusky: Delete ten of your Facebook friends and you're rewarded with a coupon for a free Whopper.