Friday, November 26, 2010

Mornin' Musin' (Ponderous Ponderable): Is There a Term For That?

"Friending" has entered the cultural lexicon, thanks to Facebook. Is there a term, though, for becoming Facebook friends with someone you don't really know that well but you travel in the same general social milieu and they've always seemed tolerable enough, but then you read their status updates which are a torrent of raging narcissism and drama-rama drivel, and as a consequence, you develop an active dislike for the person in a way that never would have happened without the intervention of social media? Is there a term for that?


  1. Marco7:38 AM

    I believe the term is de-friending. Or less severely, don't read their updates.

  2. Certainly, the "hide" feature is very convenient in such cases, sort of the equivalent of drifting away to another corner of the party.

  3. Marco3:13 PM

    Yes, the old hide feature. I forgot about that.

  4. Familiarity breeds contempt?