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Unfriended is a 2014 screenlife supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze and produced by Timur Bekmambetov. The first feature film to be entirely set on a computer screen, it is produced in the so-called Screenlife format. The film stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, and Courtney Halverson as six high school students in a Skype conversation which is haunted by a student, played by Heather Sossaman, who was bullied by them and committed suicide. The film is told almost entirely through a screencast of a MacBook.




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The film premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014, and was theatrically released by Universal Pictures in the United States on April 17, 2015. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a massive box-office success, grossing $62 million against a $1 million budget. A stand-alone sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web, was released in 2018.


Unfriended initially had its world premiere on July 20, 2014, at the Fantasia Festival and screened on the film festival circuit under the title of Cybernatural.[8] A generally positive film festival reception and test screenings for the film prompted Universal Pictures to pick up the film rights with the intent to give it a wide theatrical release the following year.[9][10] The film's title was changed from Cybernatural to Unfriended and the film was theatrically released on April 17, 2015.[11] The film was screened at Playlist Live on February 6, 2015,[12] and premiered at SXSW on March 13, 2015.[13]


Unfriended (2014) KILL COUNTVideo InfoHosts:James A. JanisseHelpers:UnknownViewers:10,420,256 (Currently) Current Status:ActiveRestrictions:Age Restricted Uploaded:July 19th, 2018Profanity?YesAwardsGolden Chainsaw:Ken Smith Dull Machete:Val Rommel Unfriended (2014) KILL COUNT is the eighty fifth video of James A. Janisse's series, the Kill Count (Movies).


Unfriended is a 2014 American teen slasher horror film written by Nelson Greaves and directed by Levan Gabriadze starring Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson and Heather Sossamon.


A teaser trailer was released in July 2014, still sporting the title, Cybernatural. Its first official trailer was released on January 12, 2015, also revealing the name change to Unfriended. With the help of Kik Messenger, on February 13, 2015, an online campaign was released that allowed Kik users to have a chat conversation with Laura. The responses given by Laura, where automated and pre-scripted responses. It also drove users to a dedicated microsite.


On July 20, 2014, Unfriended (under the title, Cybernatural) premiered at the Fantasia Festival, in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. After receiving it general positive reception and test screenings, it got a wide release the following release after its rights were being picked up Universal Pictures. It was also renamed to Unfriended. It was first screened at Playlist Live, on February 6, 2015 and at SXSW on March 13, 2015, before receiving a theatrical release on April 17, 2015.


The film begins on April 12, 2014, exactly a year after Laura's suicide. Blaire watches the suicide video on LiveLeak before she closes the screen and goes on Skype to talk to her boyfriend Mitch. Their sexually intimate Skype chat was interrupted by their four other friends. However, they also notice an unwanted user in their Skype chat, which was Billie227, who is proven to be Laura's Instagram account.


Blaire Lily (February 22, 1997 - April 12, 2014) is the main villainous protagonist of the film Unfriended. All of the events of the film are shown through Blaire's Macintosh laptop. She and her friends are responsible for the suicide of Laura Barns, who was her childhood friend, with herself being the primary culprit.


On April 12, 2014, during the one year anniversary of Laura's suicide, she is shown to be watching a video of Laura committing suicide and begins to watch the drunken video that started it all. After being interrupted by her boyfriend, she tells him that she wants to lose her virginity with him on prom night. They are then somehow added to a group chat with the rest of her friends and an anonymous user called "billie227" that they assume to be a glitch.


Concerning who is more likely to be unfriended, research consistently revealed the fragility of weak ties: When users encounter a political disagreement online, they are more likely to unfriend the source of this political statement when this person is not relationally close to the unfriender, manifested through, for instance, a lack of offline interaction [2, 5, 28]. At least two explanations may account for this consistent finding: First, relationally closer ties could be politically more similar to oneself than relationally distant ties [29]. Second, relationally distant ties are more dispensable because they do not offer the kind of social rewards that relationally closer ties offer [30].


77.4% of subjects stated that they at some point unfriended someone on Facebook. Similarly, 67.4% blocked a FB friend at least once. In terms of political reasons for this behavior, 22.3% indicated that they unfriended (23.9% blocked) someone because this person expressed something political with which they did not agree. Moreover, 8.9% unfriended (9.2% blocked) a FB friend because this person posted something political that was offensive to subjects or their friends, 2.5% unfriended (4.7% blocked) someone because this person posted too often about politics, 2.2% unfriended (1.8% blocked) a FB tie because this person disagreed with something political the subject had posted, while 0.7% unfriended (1.4% blocked) someone because the unfriended person argued about politics with the participants or someone they knew.


In terms of general prevalence of unfriending or blocking behavior, 71.2% of participants indicated that they unfriended or blocked someone on Facebook at least once. 20.4% stated that they unfriended or blocked someone because this person posted something political with which the participants disagreed. Further political reasons were: The unfriended/blocked person (a) posted something about politics that offended the participant or his/her friends (9.4%), (b) posted too frequently about politics (6.4%), (c) disagreed with something political the participant posted (3.8%), or (d) argued about politics with the participants or someone they knew (2.8%).


Regarding hypothetical unfriending and blocking decisions, participants, overall, indicated a medium likelihood of unfriending (M = 2.64, SD = 1.25) and blocking (M = 2.64, SD = 1.29) the Facebook friend in response to a moral violation (which in turn was perceived as moderately reprehensible, M = 3.20, SD = 1.17). H5, RQ1, and RQ2 were tested with a MANOVA including relational closeness and moral foundation as fixed factors and perceived wrongness of moral violation, likelihood of unfriending, and blocking as dependent variables (the multivariate effects are displayed in A12 Table in S1 File). The analysis revealed a small main univariate effect of relational closeness on the likelihood of unfriending, F(2,816) = 7.05, p = .001, ηp2 = .02, and blocking, F(2,816) = 5.45, p = .004, ηp2 = .01. Supporting H5, descriptive data showed that subjects were less likely to unfriend a relationally close source of moral violation, M = 2.44, SD = 1.25, than medium-close, M = 2.66, SD = 1.20, and non-close sources, M = 2.84, SD = 1.28 (see Fig 2). The same pattern was found for blocking close, M = 2.46, SD = 1.30, medium-close, M = 2.63, SD = 1.27, and non-close sources, M = 2.82, SD = 1.29 (see Fig 3). Post hoc comparisons with Bonferroni correction for both dependent variables revealed that the likelihood for unfriending and blocking differed significantly between close and non-close sources of moral violation, punfriend = .001; pblock = .003, while the other levels of relational closeness did not differ among each other. The findings related to H5 are additionally corroborated by descriptive statistics related to participants past unfriending behavior: Participants who unfriended someone due to political disagreements in the past (n = 168) had to indicate the relational closeness to the previously unfriended based on the Inclusion into the Self Scale in which relational closeness is higher when there is a strong overlap of circles. Among the political unfrienders, 53.6% stated that there was no relational overlap between them and the unfriended, 29.2% indicated little overlap, 10.7% some overlap, 2.4% equal overlap, 2,4% very strong overlap, and 1.8% most overlap. Thus, politically motivated unfriending actions are most likely when the unfriended is a non-close tie.


Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. googletag.cmd.push(function() googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2'); ); The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance.


The study found four factors that predicted someone's emotional response to being unfriended. Two factors predicted that a user would be negatively affected - if the unfriended person was once a close friend to the one who unfriended them and how closely the person monitored their own friend's list.


Two other factors predicted that a user would be less negatively affected - if difficulties were discussed between the friends before the unfriending and if the person unfriended talked about it with others after the unfriending. 041b061a72


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