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  1. Stephen says:

    *Poke*

  2. Harry Janssen says:

    „Poke“. Hahaha. In virtual world – and in this environment we all act – if we use Facebook or whatever virtual program. Definitely we cannot have virtually sexual intercourse !!!!!
    And in this virtual we say „poke“ as a friendly way of expression to someone who we like.

  3. Claudia says:

    Do you know how to find out what day I was sent the „poke“?

  4. Mosh says:

    If you are poking an unknown person, the poke is an attention getter, you are saying „Hey! Look at me!!“. It seems you can use this when you dont want to write an actual message, or just to test the waters. If you receive a poke back, it is an indication that you got your foot in the door and should continue the virtual courtship, most likely with an actual message, if you poke again then you are stupid.

    If you are poking friends that you also know IRL, then its just harmless fun, you can go on poke-a-thons and poke someone every time you log in, and they poke you back the same, it is quite silly but hey, at least its not MySpace 🙂

  5. Danica says:

    There goes my explanation, though I’ve mentioned above that segment in the post. Hm, agree, there’s something out there ; )

    @Mosh yes, i still believe that poking is dependent upon the current level of familiarity between two sides.

  6. Michael says:

    Fascinating article. I use pokes in a variety of ways, but usually it’s a way of saying „hey, whats up?“. Kind of a „I haven’t heard from you in a while, I hope you’re doing ok“ thing. Though I have poked strangers to get attention. No reciprocation yet, though. =)

  7. Rhyo says:

    nice one

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