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8 Signs You Should Unfriend Someone On Facebook

As a moderate Facebook user, I love this “10 Signs You Should Unfriend Someone on Facebook,” written by someone at Cosmo of all places. (They do funny lists now? I thought it was all “how to give your boyfriend the night of his life” advice.) The whole list is so perfect and clever it’s hard to pick a favorite sign, but I especially related to “‘So-and-So added you as a friend on Facebook’ is the most you’ve heard from him in 10 years. Now that you’ve accepted the request you still haven’t connected.” If that’s an indicator that I need to unfriend someone, looks like I’ll be saying “adios” to about a quarter of my friend list. Another good one is: “EVERY WORD HE WRITES IS IN CAPS AND USUALLY FOLLOWED BY TONS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!” Word to the wise: writing in caps lock doesn’t make your thoughts any more interesting or entertaining. After the jump, I have a few more signs you should unfriend someone on Facebook. Keep reading »

“Unfriending” Is Oxford Dictionary’s 2009 Word Of The Year

First Facebook took over your personal life; now it’s taking over your dictionary. Well, only the New Oxford American Dictionary. Those wordy peeps have chosen the verb “unfriend”—as in, I unfriended Joey so he’d stop pestering me to play that stupid Mafia Wars game!—as their 2009 word of the year, which means it’s been added to their massive publication. “Tramp stamp” and “funemployed” are also new words Oxford included in the dictionary, but (luckily) “unfriend” is the only one we have personal experience with. After the jump, The Frisky’s tales from the trenches of “unfriending!” [Oxford University Press Blog] Keep reading »

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