When you request friendship with someone on Facebook you are assume you will be accepted or ignored after a certain point. The state in which you exist while not yet accepted and also not yet ignored is known as Facebook Purgatory. (update: yes, this is already a coined phrase see urban dictionary)
Facebook Purgatory is a place that was recently described by one of my friends as a strange area you are in when someone does not accept your “Friend Request” nor do they “Ignore” it.
There are some great definitions around the web of this “state” and the reasons why someone would keep you in it. My favorite recent example (which shall remain anonymous) is that one of my friends was “let out” of facebook purgatory by another friend who kept them in there for years – literally years. This means that every time they went into their friend request area this person sat – in Facebook purgatory – waiting to be accepted or rejected. I am not sure why…but I find this highly amusing.
Any other terms or phrases that have come out of social networking sites recently?Facebook