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Old 20.03.2012, 10:00
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Re: Facebook: how can I defriend someone?

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How is it that someone I unfriended knew that I had unfriended them? I didn't think any kind of notification was sent out.
I have an apple application that tells me who defriended me. So I can now stalk them and cry my eyes out every night when I go to bed.

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Old 20.03.2012, 10:11
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All very well and good in theory, but don't forget that the first thing most people do when they get a "friend request accepted" notification is to stalk their new friend.
And then defreind them before they can do the same.
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:12
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I have an apple application that tells me who defriended me. So I can now stalk them and cry my eyes out every night when I go to bed.

I hope LiB doesn^t get that.. you know how sensitive that boy is.

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Old 20.03.2012, 10:14
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And then defreind them before they can do the same.
Yes now that you mention it, the famous: how dare she defriended me first!

Wow, I didn't realized how this can be liked a bad break up!
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:18
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Yes now that you mention it, the famous: how dare she defriended me first!

Wow, I didn't realized how this can be liked a bad break up!
last year while doing a bit of trolling I discovered an old girlfriend on facebook ... I didn't send a friend request or anything but I just posted a "hello" message on her wall.

the next day I went back to check and I had apparently been blocked.

I guess she's still not over the fact that I ran over her cat.

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Old 20.03.2012, 10:21
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Re: Facebook: how can I defriend someone?

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Yes now that you mention it, the famous: how dare she defriended me first!

Wow, I didn't realized how this can be liked a bad break up!
related: You have 0 friends
http://www.southparkstudios.com/full...have-0-friends

(yeah, there is stupid ads first, but then the real episodes follows
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:22
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:32
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Re: Facebook: how can I defriend someone?

I have a lot of friends on Facebook that I never met, mostly from this forum. I consider them as my friends since we share lots of intellectual bullshit.

Those who are my friends, I am happy to share a bit of me with them.

Saying this, I am going to do a clean up in my FB friends. So if you are one of those who go down the drain, remember:

We both shared great moments I will always cherish. And it is not you, it is me.
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Old 20.03.2012, 10:32
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Re: Facebook: how can I defriend someone?

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Talking out of experience?
Well... "stalking" may be an exaggeration, but I normally do go and take a gander at their profile. That's normal, right? I'm a normal person... I think.
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Old 20.03.2012, 11:08
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I have a lot of friends on Facebook that I never met, mostly from this forum. I consider them as my friends since we share lots of intellectual bullshit.

Those who are my friends, I am happy to share a bit of me with them.

Saying this, I am going to do a clean up in my FB friends. So if you are one of those who go down the drain, remember:

We both shared great moments I will always cherish. And it is not you, it is me.
*Goes to check Unfriend Finder*
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Old 20.03.2012, 11:57
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Re: Facebook: how can I defriend someone?

I think FB made a mistake in using the 'friend' terminology as this has a lot of baggage associated with it that people just can't get over. A 'friend' on FB is simply someone you choose to share information with.

For me, all but 2 of my FB 'friends' are people I know in real life so I am a bit more conservative compared to some others who really socialise a lot on FB. But I guess this will change. Interestingly, one of the 2 who I have never met before, I corresponded with a lot via an economics forum so we 'knew' each other for a few years and he actually helped me a lot through some difficult times.

Similarly, I managed to help a school friend who was having marriage problems etc. I think communication technology will change the view of what a friend is - often it is someone who we can trust, who we can talk to, and who we can share with. We no longer need to meet in person do these things and sometimes, for example in my cases, the person you can talk to might be someone on FB chat who is up at 4am and willing to hear your problems and console you.

Another case was a guy I chatted with for many years on IRC. It feels like I've known him forever since we chatted often and had some similar interests. This was really a unique experience as if feels like you would growing up with a school friend as over a long period of time you get to know people, understand what things they have gone through etc. We started as students and now we met for the first time in Zurich as he relocated his company and employees here and so our friendship has gone from 'virtual/electronic' to 'real'.

Another IRC -> FB -> IRL friend I also met in Zurich. We arranged to meet at a bar and I didn't realise it was the first time we had met until he pointed it out a few minutes into the conversation! We had chatted to each other on IRC for years, collaborated on projects for a few years and also knew what each other looked like and what we had been doing due to FB.

We are at the early stages. Social networks and smart phones are something that have come into my life later on. Imagine what it will be like for people who are born into the world and into a social network from day 1...
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Old 20.03.2012, 16:45
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How is it that someone I unfriended knew that I had unfriended them? I didn't think any kind of notification was sent out.
I dunno how your "friend" knew that you'd unfriended them, in my case, I knew when I went to unfriend them (as I don't care to have friends who play the game I like to call "purposefully obtuse") and noticed I couldn't find them on my friend list. Didn't even notice until then.
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Old 20.03.2012, 17:00
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I dunno how your "friend" knew that you'd unfriended them
You click on their name and FB asks you whether you want to link friends with them or not.
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Old 20.03.2012, 18:43
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Adrian's facebook tip : Click "accept friend request" and then "unfriend". They get the "friend request accepted" message and nothing else, so they've no idea that you immediately got rid of them
esto's facebook tip (easier than adrian's): just post something on their wall like "Did you gain weight?" and they do the de-friending bit for you
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