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What is a poke on facebook

So, you have heard about “Facebook”, everyone is on it and having so much fun, but what exactly is it? And what is a poke on Facebook? You hear people saying they got poked on Facebook and now you are curious as to what exactly it is. Well, firstly, Facebook is an internet utility that allows users to freely interact with one another and have fun. It has many different applications that can be added once you have created a profile and all applications suggest fun on their own. Applications and things you didn’t even know existed can be on found in the wonderful world of Facebook, fun now has a whole new meaning!

Getting back to the question of “what is a poke on Facebook”, a poke is literally a poke, like when you poke someone with your finger. The only difference is that you are not literally poking them but doing so on your computer and it will tell the person that you have poked them when they log in to their Facebook account. It may sound weird to be randomly “poked” by someone, but it is actually a lot of fun. It can also suggest a greeting, for example, if you don’t feel like typing out a message to someone to say hello, you can just poke them! That way they will still know that you are there and willing to chat, you just didn’t feel like typing!

Poking can be fun, and you can do it as much as you want. Except, the person will only receive your poke once they log in to their account and then they will respond but you can only poke them once when they are yet to receive the poke. After they have received it you can do it as many times as you want, poke them till you can’t anymore! You can even randomly poke people you don’t know while browsing Facebook users, it’s a great way to make new friends! Instead of sending the stranger a message, which could be rather awkward, just poke them! They might poke you back or send you a message and there you have it, the beginning of another great Facebook friendship!

So hopefully now your question of “what is a poke on Facebook” is cleared up and you feel fully educated on the poking technique and you are now ready to create a Facebook profile and get poking!

November 16, 2007 - Posted by | Blogroll


  1. Larry, I found this site looking for the definition of a poke. You seem to have nailed it. I am surprised that you do not have more comments on the post.

    Comment by charles lane | August 26, 2009 | Reply

    • People to busy updating, then only look when it concerns them.

      Comment by larry50 | September 22, 2009 | Reply

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