The first time I got poked by a Facebook contact, I didn’t know what to think or do. Eventually, I responded with a poke and waited. But that was where the movie ended. No return poke. No message. Nothing.
The next time someone poked me, I responded with a message to say hi and to ask how he was doing. Again, I waited. But the movie ended there too. He didn’t poke back or respond to my message.
What does a poke mean on Facebook?
I have been poked twice this week alone. One has poked me twice in a row despite my responding with a message. In the other case, I poked back. Again, no further responses from him. I don’t know what to think.
When someone of the opposite gender pokes you, what does it mean? Does it mean he/she likes you or thinks you’re a knucklehead? I’ve had a few women poke me. I poked them back (and that just sounds so wrong). Nada. Am I supposed to toast them next? You know, tell them they’ve got beautiful eyes and the like?
I hear lots of others tell similar poke tales. Like me, they don’t get it either. I’m glad that it isn’t just me. One thing is for sure: there’s a lot of poking going on, for a feature that nobody seems to understand what it is for. Can someone please answer this simple question for me: What does a poke mean on Facebook?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.