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WATCH: How To Break Up In The Age Of Social Media

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Break-ups are always tough, but in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it's even harder to move on and get your ex out of your head. So wh...

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...

How to Boost Your IQ Using Your Facebook News Feed

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Lauren Cahn

Some people think of Facebook as a time-suck. I am not one of those people. I use Facebook to make myself smarter. I think of it as my own personal "L...

New Gay Movie Is Based On Shocking, Real-Life Tragedy

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping t...

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...

How to Unfriend Someone in Real Life

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Once in a while, I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that I've been unfriended on Facebook. If the person is someone I've met once and will likely never see again, I don't mind. Sometimes, though, I get unfriended by people I know well -- people I will probably see again,

Why 'Unfriending' Is As Important As A Daily Workout

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Like most women my age, as the years accumulate I get more and more selective about who I consider real friends, while at the same time, more and more...

'Mob Wives: Chicago': Drama Over Facebook Friendships

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

The drama shifted to cyberspace on this week's episode of "Mob Wives: Chicago" (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on VH1). After their physical altercation in last week...

Honey, Can You Please Pass the Politics?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Eric Yaverbaum

A recent poll by social media analytics company NM Incite suggests that 14% of Facebook users who unfriend someone do so because they've been offended by political comments that were posted on the site. What does this say about free speech?

WATCH: It's National UnFriend Day Charlie Brown!

Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel made headlines last year when he declared November 17 to be National UnFriend Day, a day when Facebook users the world over should cleans...

Cops: Facebook Unfriending Drives Woman To Arson

Posted 01.03.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Iowa say a 30-year-old woman attempted to burn down a couple's house last week in retaliation for being unfriended on Facebook. Jenn...

Is Your Ex Secretly Sabotaging Your Love Life?

Andrea Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Andrea Miller

Quick! A relationship pop quiz...

Its Time to Unfriend That "Impulse Addition" Friend

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Its time to rethink how we define what a "friend" is online, and move forward with a better understanding of how we decide when to send a friend request to a virtual stranger.

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 ...

Top 3 Ways to Get Unfriended on Facebook

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

In what claims to be the first study of its kind, Christopher Sibona, a doctoral student in the Computer Science and Information Systems program at th...

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...

How to Handle A Facebook Frenemy

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

QUESTION Dear Irene, After years of friendship, my relationship with a colleague was damaged while both of us were enduring major losses in our l...

'Unfriend' Is Oxford Dictionary's 'Word Of The Year'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — What word sums up 2009? How about unfriend? That's the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. It means to remove so...

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?"

Simulating Reality In The Facebook Era: If You Unfriend Someone, Do They Still Exist?

Marika Holmgren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marika Holmgren

I recently had a friend, with whom I've had an increasingly difficult relationship over the years, "unfriend" me. The "friending" and "unfriending" of people happens probably thousands of times a minute.