A verb. To “unfriend”. Yes, it has been 10 years since this verb was created. A verb that made cutting people out of your life an actual act. Cut them off your friend list and you no longer need to know about them. Who has in-person interactions anymore, anyway ;)
This act is especially true when it comes to relationships. Breaking up with someone no longer involves the one goodbye (Or more in some cases). Thanks to Facebook we now have the added “joy” of seeing what our exes do on Facebook and the “wonderful” lives they lead. And so the unfriending begins. You just do not want to keep seeing their status updates and musings, so you have to make the extra step to unfriend them!
Thank you Facebook for not only allowing us the opportunity to see updates from those we choose not to. But also allowing us to cut them out of our life. Unfriend.