Tag: MySpace

‘Unfriend’: Not a simple verb by any means

Published: November 18, 2009 | Last Updated: May 21, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

The New Oxford American Dictionary chose the verb “unfriend” as its 2009 Word of the Year.

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Feeling used by a friend

Published: April 7, 2009 | Last Updated: April 8, 2009 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend has been in a relationship for the last two years. She has low self-esteem and this guy is no good, controlling and manipulative. I’m not the only friend who has told her that. Since she has been with him it seems the only time she contacts me anymore is […]

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Reader Q &A: Should breaking up be a blame game?

Published: December 16, 2008 | Last Updated: December 16, 2008 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene:   When you break up with a female friend, is it really necessary to "give advice" about what they should do in the future, or is it better to focus on the problems within the relationship you were personally involved with?   I just got dumped by a friend who went on […]

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In the Media – The awkwardness of defriending

Published: November 26, 2008 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

David Spark interviewed me a few evenings ago on the awkwardness of social network defriending.

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Buried treasure: Finding Long Lost Friends

Published: August 17, 2008 | Last Updated: December 17, 2020 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Here are some tips for finding a long lost friends—on Long Lost Friends Day or any day of the year!

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Friend poaching or social networking: What’s the difference?

Published: August 10, 2008 | Last Updated: February 19, 2015 By | 26 Replies Continue Reading

Friend poaching is complicated.

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2008 – 8 Female Friendship Resolutions for the New Year

Published: January 1, 2008 | Last Updated: January 1, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

It’s so easy to make resolutions and so hard to keep them. Every year, women resolve to lose weight, reduce stress, work smarter, and improve their relationships with family and friends. I thought a little more specificity might help clarify my Friendship Resolutions (and yours) and make them more concrete and achievable. Here goes: 1) […]

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When it comes to friendships, who is counting?

Published: November 17, 2007 | Last Updated: June 11, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Dunbar’s number expresses the limits in the number of friendship we can maintain.

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Just for Fun: Facebook Top Friends

Published: October 14, 2007 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

No surprise. People on Facebook are consumed with friendship, BFFs, besties, and like to rank their friends. Hmmm….wonder how I got there? An article in this week’s Australian PC World ranks Top Friends (developed by Slide) as the top Facebook application. Among 46 million active users on the site, more than 3 million have signed […]

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Friendship and self-disclosure: The times they are a-changing

Published: October 6, 2007 | Last Updated: June 30, 2020 By | Reply Continue Reading

Female college students are twice as likely as their male peers to use social networking sites like Facebook (their favorite) and MySpace (ranked second), according to a market research survey from Anderson Analytics. The findings, reported in Advertising Age this week, examined the likes, dislikes, and media preferences of college students between the ages of […]

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