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When was the last time you were Facebook poked?

nwkarchivist:

newsweek:

We’re talking “old poke,” not “new poke.” 

In 2007, Newsweek Described The Protocol:

“The poke:

Like friend requests, you’re allowed to “poke” anyone (it shows up privately on that person’s home page as a visual icon). But just because something is allowed doesn’t mean it should be encouraged. With strangers, poking is the digital equivalent of eyeing someone across the room without working up the courage to say “hello.” With friends, it’s a quick way to remind them you exist.”

It’s been easily 4 years