Facebook has a function called poking. You will find it on the left hand side underneath the picture of the friend you wish to poke. You simply need to click on the word “Poke FirstName”. Facebook will let you know what you have done just in case you clicked the button by accident.
You are about to poke Donald. He will be informed of this on his home page.
What is poking and what does it mean? Remember when you were a kid and you used to poke someone to get their attention? Well there are two points of view about poking on Facebook. Of course those who like and those who don’t!
Facebook poking can be just a simple hello, Hi I was thinking about you and just wanted to let you know. The person who dropped by your house when you were not home, but left a note to say they came by. Sometimes when we have absolutely no contact with someone we believe they have forgotten about us or even worse, don’t care. The Facebook poke can simply let someone know they are remembered.
It can also be to remind someone of something. Perhaps they were going to send you something or do something for you or even the other way around. You simply want to let them know they are still on your radar and that you remember or to jog their memory.
Like that tap on the shoulder you receive in a crowd; you turn around wondering who in the heck would do that to you and lo and behold there is an old friend!
Facebook allows you to poke someone who is not your friend. Perhaps you are wondering if they would say yes to a friend request, maybe you can give them a little poke to see if they would go over to your wall and send you a friend request.
Just for fun, I love to poke my young niece just to let her know that I am thinking of her.
Then there is the insistent poking. Remember when your children were young and they would be on ya for something, “can I Please, Please Please??” They would not give up or give in until they got what they wanted.
Remember back to when you were a teenager and just to bug someone you would just keep poking them with your finger? “Did Ya? Did Ya? Did Ya?”. I personally remember when this happened between two boys and it would end up in an argument or a fight. These memories are quite unpleasant.
How and what you think about poking will have an impact on whether or not you will use the Facebook Poke.