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Facebook, Culture

Back in November, I did a blog post on the word Befriend and facebook where it was totally being misused as a negative.


Now comes unfriend, which is not a word, but it is Oxford dictionary's word of the year for 2009.


The folks at the New Oxford American Dictionary have picked "unfriend" as their annual Word of the Year for 2009, a testament to how much social media is affecting the lexicon.


Here's how the Oxford University Press USA blog defines the word:


Unfriend - verb - To remove someone as a "friend" on a social networking site such as Facebook.


Or as used in a sentence, "I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight."


Of course, Facebook would not like its 325 million users to start applying "unfriend" en masse because the whole point of the Palo Alto social network is to do the opposite.


Source: San Francisco Chronicle



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