What Does it Mean to Poke Someone on Facebook and How to Do It

With the recent Facebook poking arrest, a lot of people want to know what it means to “poke” someone on Facebook. A Facebook poke is basically a way of waving at someone from across Facebook. A poke on Facebook is a shorthand way of saying “Yo, I’m thinking of you.” In addition to wondering “what is a poke on Facebook”, a lot of people wonder “When you poke someone on Facebook does anyone else see it?” Keep reading for the answer to that, and all the information about poking on Facebook, including how to do it, and how to know if you’ve been poked on Facebook.

Grand Jury Convened Over Facebook Poking Arrest

In case you hadn’t heard of the Facebook poking arrest that happened last month, Shannon D. Jackson was arrested for ‘poking’ Dana Hannah on Facebook – meaning that Jackson used the Facebook “poke” function to “poke” Hannah which, while perhaps rude, childish, and annoying, doesn’t usually rise to the level of an arrestable offense. However in this case, it is alleged that the poke violated the terms of a protection order (think “restraining order”) which Hannah had in place against Jackson. Now the whole thing has been referred to a grand jury.