pp. Surreptitiously investigating a person's friends or social media connections.
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Clique-stalking can best be described as a guilty pleasure that most of us may have indulged in at some point, which may or may not be born out of curiosity.
—Melissa D'Costa, “Are you guilty of clique-stalking?,” DNA India, April 27, 2015
As I scrolled down to check who was tagged in which photographs — and who was liking them and who was commenting — I fell into a pattern that one friend described as clique-stalking. That is: the sick pleasure of noticing, then picking apart, social-media interactions to determine which of your acquaintances know each other, and how, and why, and to what degree.
—Maureen O'Connor, “Clique-Stalking: Instagram’s Greatest Social Pleasure,” New York Magazine, April 24, 2015
makes sense that undergroundy culture-creating people I admire would hang out together; still sometimes feel like a clique-stalking groupie
—Tara Nicole, “makes sense…,” Twitter, April 01, 2014
2011 (earliest)
HAHA . 206 clique stalking phua by walking behind her in a huge grp for the entire recess :D
—regine, “HAHA…,” Twitter, May 02, 2011