What does "poke" mean on Facebook?


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A poke on Facebook is the equivalent of tapping someone on the shoulder to say hi. It is a way to let other people know that you are thinking of them without going through all the trouble of sending private messages or posting publicly to their online wall.

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What does "poke" mean on Facebook?
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To poke someone, a Facebook user must select him and go to his homepage. Once on the person's homepage, the user finds the Poke option in the drop-down menu to the right of the Message button. The Poke option is a quirky, fun method that allows people to stay in touch with each other on the social networking site.

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