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What Drives Facebook Unfriending?
2014-04-23 06:36:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is a humorous commercial making its way around these days where an older lady "posts pictures to her wall" by physically taping them to the wall in her living room, and then yells "I unfriend you" at one of her friends. We all laugh at it because we realize that she's "doing it all wrong," but unfriending on Facebook is all too real, and has real world consequences. A research team from the University of Colorado Denver (CU...

2010-10-05 11:59:15

Posting about religion and politics risky With over 500 million users worldwide, Facebook has become a global phenomenon, a vast cyber neighborhood where friends meet to share photos, news and gossip. But when those relationships sour, another phenomenon often occurs "“ unfriending. In what may be the first comprehensive study of its kind, a University of Colorado Denver Business School student has revealed the top reasons for Facebook unfriending, who is unfriended and how they react...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.