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There’s something happening to language as a result of social media like Facebook. The word ‘friend’ isn’t just a noun anymore, it’s also a verb. You can be friends with someone, and you can ‘friend’ someone. You can also ‘unfriend’ someone. This is a totally new term, a verb for the action of breaking off a friendship, and it was Oxford dictionary’s top addition to the lexicon in 2009. Unfriend is a  documentary project exploring the sometimes painful, shameful, and (let’s face it) often funny world of friendship breakups, be they digital or otherwise.

Allie Caldwell, a Toronto-based documentary maker, created and maintains this site. You can contact her here.

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