3. The intentional creep poke
When to use it: Trying to freak out your friends.
5. The Vaguely Threatening Poke
Who to do it on: A co-worker or high school friend who will be extremely confused and wonder for days about its deeper meaning.
The Poke War
When to stop: Never, unless you’re a wimp who is willing to flinch first. The beauty of the Facebook poke is that it’s instantaneous. You don’t need to refresh the page; it’s like instant messaging, so you can engage in a poke war where you’re constantly clicking the “Poke Back” button until one of you throws in the towel.
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