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To use social media

defollow

verb

to deliberately stop receiving another person’s messages on the Twitter social networking service

defriend

verb

to deliberately remove someone from your list of friends on a social networking website

facebook

verb

to communicate with someone by using the Facebook website

facebook

verb

to search for information about someone by using the Facebook website

favourite

verb

to mark something as a favourite on a social media site to show that you like it or agree with it

follow

verb

if you follow someone on the online social networking service Twitter, you receive the tweets that they send

friend

verb

to add someone to your list of friends on a social networking website

like

verb

to show that you agree with or enjoy something by clicking a button on a social networking website

refollow

verb

to start receiving again another person’s messages on the microblogging service Twitter, after you had stopped receiving them

retweet

verb

to send a message on the microblogging service Twitter that repeats the same message that has been sent by another user

retweet

noun

a type of message sent on the microblogging service Twitter that repeats the same message that has been sent by another user

tweet

verb

to send a message using the microblogging and social networking service Twitter

unlike

verb

to show that you do not like something by clicking the unlike button on a social networking site

unfollow

verb

to deliberately stop receiving another person’s messages on the microblogging service Twitter

unfriend

verb

to deliberately remove someone from your list of friends on a social networking website

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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