For those not knowing what a Facebook Poke was made for
As a simple tool used to increase one’s ability to mate (thanks to the convergence of language), the poke left little room for misunderstandings. Say you meet an attractive someone back on the campus quad during a Hacky Sack, Extreme Frisbee or Binge Drinking tournament, or whatever the kids did back then. You go back to your dorm room, look her or him up on Facebook and send a friendly, metaphorical “poke,” as in, “Here, this is just a prelude to what I’d like to do in real life.”
Thought it might help to post this here for others.