‘e-End’ means removing a person from online life

Teyosh
October 2nd 2018

When two people have a fight it is not really the end until it’s e-end. We finally have a chance to kick somebody out of our lives. People typically remove someone from friends or block them if they had a fight, have broken up or are just annoyed by that person.

Some people decide to block or unfriend their exes on certain social networks as an act of rage but decide to keep them on another so they can check their lives occasionally. Blocking is more radical because the other person is effectively silenced. It is intended as a protection from cyberbullies and stalkers but people use it in all kinds of scenarios. Sometimes people block someone in the middle of the argument so that they get to have the last word.

From the Dictionary of Online Behavior; a project by NNN members TeYosh. Over the next few weeks, we will weekly publish a new word that describes behavior that has emerged on social networks and has changed our way of communication.

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