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November 29, 2012

'Defriendtion': Give Your Annoying Facebook Friends Detention

By Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet Web Editor

Do your Facebook (News - Alert) friends need a time out for their annoying posts? For years, Facebook users have been avidly requesting a “Dislike” button to communicate that they disapprove of fellow friends’ Facebook posts. Whether an inappropriate or unnecessary picture, tag (News - Alert), or a status update, everyone has friends who do questionable things online.

Recently, Defriendtion LLC introduced Defriendtion, the first-of-its-kind app for Facebook that allows users to express their dislike of friends’ annoying activities or posts. Defriendtion is a free app that allows users to express their dislike of activities or posts made by friends, brands, politicians or celebrities, combining the classic school "detention" with the ability to "dislike" someone’s actions on a short-term basis. 

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You may be familiar with the several categories worth of Defriendtion, according to Defriendtion, including the “culinary snapper,” the “needless quoter," the “unnecessary hash tagger,” the “relationship TMIer.” Other offenses fall into a category of their own such as the “unauthorized post and tagger,” the “over abbreviator” and the “unnecessary hashtagger.”

“For everyone who wants to be able to ‘call out’ their friends for their annoying and sometimes questionable activities, Defriendtion is the perfect way to let that person and all your friends know about it,” said Chris Heller, CEO and creator, Defriendtion, in a statement.

Previously, the only way to express disdain for these actions was by commenting on a Facebook post or by re-tweeting with commentary. Now, with Defriendtion, users can voice their opinions in an organized way by filling out an evidence sheet, allowing them to insert links, quotes, words and photos. 

When a friend is placed in Defriendtion, it is shown on their timeline, as well as the newsfeed for all of their friends to see (based on privacy settings). Also, users can connect Defriendtion to their Twitter (News - Alert) account, and with one click, the user’s “call out” will be seen by all of their Twitter followers.

 “It’s perfect for showing just how much a user is irritated by placing them in ‘Defriendtion’ for a certain number of hours,” the company added. 

 Remember the infractions I listed above and make sure you don’t get Defriendtion from your Facebook friends!

To download Defriendtion, click here

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Edited by Jamie Epstein
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