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Noticed – The Emotions of a Facebook ‘Defriending’ – NYTimes.com

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on September 9, 2010

As many know, it’s called “defriending,” a term that the New Oxford American Dictionary formally acknowledged this summer. But can technology mitigate the complicated emotions that are associated with a failed friendship? Maybe not.

“Emotionally, it can be the same as being dumped because it’s one-sided,” said Irene Levine, a psychiatry professor at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine. “While the defriender may have been grappling with the decision to defriend for some time, it comes out of the blue for the person defriended.”

via Noticed – The Emotions of a Facebook ‘Defriending’ – NYTimes.com.

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