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1Spend time using the social networking website Facebook.‘If the boss knew how much time you spent shopping online or Facebooking, do you think he or she would be happy?’
- ‘I was facebooking a lot between chapters also.’
- ‘So in the meantime I will keep Tweeting and Facebooking and Skyping and hope one day to feel connections that are real and true.’
- ‘They're texting, Facebooking, etc etc, but email?’
- ‘And I've just been hanging out in the house blogging, facebooking, emailing, texting, reading, chatting on my cell, taking pictures, and playing with the baby kittens.’
- ‘Public sector workers in particular have been warned off Facebooking on the job so they're not seen to be wasting public money.’
- ‘Are you twittering and facebooking?’
- ‘Former members, including some who never made it through training, are contacting each other: phoning, emailing, Facebooking just to talk about Sparky.’
- ‘People are digging and Twittering, and Facebooking, and MySpace-ing.’
- ‘Over the entire festival I was subject to people taking flash photography, giggling, talking loudly, sending and receiving text messages, facebooking and even having a full phone conversation, all of which must have ruined entire performances for those nearby.’
- ‘So I had a pretty bludgy night facebooking and such to fill in time.’
- ‘Right now, Serena and I are watching a Christmas movie, while blogging, facebooking, emailing.’
- ‘Between blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and updating a LinkedIn profile, it's a wonder how a business owner has any time to answer e-mails and phone calls, much less run a company.’
- ‘They haven't Facebooked.’
- ‘The day started off slow, breaky, facebooking about the announcement (which is awesome).’
- ‘She also blogs and Facebooks, or whatever the verb is.’
- ‘I think it's meant to provoke a reaction to a classroom full of students at Columbia University Facebooking and GMailing and IMing instead of paying attention in class.’
- 1.1with object Contact (someone) via Facebook.‘Jean Facebooked me later’
- ‘I think its important to emphasize that you've described a consumer device / application that works great for Twittering your friends, or Facebooking your girlfriend or typing a note to Grandma - but not necessarily a business tool.’
- ‘Instead me and Al just commented on the whole class via facebooking each other from right next to one another.’
- ‘So, People of Highschool, feel free to continue Facebooking me.’
- ‘Most of all, I'm touched by the warm messages of support from the people who've written in, Twittered, and Facebooked me.’
- ‘These people who are Facebooking me are the same people who wrote any of these messages that reference my super-lame jokes.’
- ‘Eventually you'll have a pretend online account where you talk to your friends in a cyber world instead of facebooking them instead of talking to them.’
- ‘I was also beginning to wonder if anyone was actually reading my blog, but then my friend Jessica M. Facebooked me and commented that I really needed to post something new.’
- ‘We also texted her, and facebooked her.’
- ‘The first person who tweets me or Facebooks me a picture of it in an airport, I'm going to send you a free copy, autographed.’
- ‘Here in Athens, GA (college town) it has become the social norm to ask people if you can facebook them.’
- ‘Added to this, a friend from my primary school, who I've not talked to for 18 years, Facebooked me today to arrange a coffee catch up.’
- ‘Did I do something naughty I don't know about and am being Facebooked to death as a result?’
Early 21st century: from Facebook, the proprietary name of the social networking website.
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