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From: Monique Semp
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: verb for "gaining followers on Facebook" ?
So yes, if you are the followER, you're "friending" someone. And so if you're the followEE, you've been "friended". But "friended" is certainly past tense, so how would you say that someone is looking to be friended?
And I think it's actually, as the follower, you "friend" someone (if we're talking about the action of it happening rather than trying to describe the process). Likewise, someone may try to " friend" me, and from their perspective, trying to friend me.
In summary, "-ing" is not popular in a lot of "new" word usage. Makes words too long.
(it's funny how a 140-character limited world is changing language - probably the same way computers changed language when they first hit the mainstream)
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