To unfriend – break up the easy way

The Oxford University Press recently announced the Word of the Year 2009: to unfriend. It is the process of removing someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. So finally we found a way of breaking up the easy way: Just unfriend the person on Facebook, usually the person won’t even notice it unless he/she looks into his contacts. I guess it is similar to not answering phone calls any more. So, if you want to keep up the good old way of “announcing” the break up do the following:

1. Set your relationship status to single.

2. Unfriend the person.

3. Send a direct message “It’s over”, or if you want to make it more public just post a status update “Let’s just be (unfriended) friends.”

4. Join all single groups on Facebook like “I am single and I am hot”, “Single and sexy”, “Men are plain stupid” or “Women: STOP talking”, “Who needs a boy/girlfriend when I have me?”, “Me, myself and I” to show your true committment.

5. Don’t forget to go all the way: Unfollow on Twitter (is there a unfollow Monday or so on Twitter?), delete the person from your Skype list etc.

If this doesn’t work, we recommend some of the expressions in the “When all else fails” section of our complaints survival guide.

Now, that’s it. Over and out.

Andreas

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