UrbanDictionary certainly agrees: “When bitches want to have sex, they push the poke button on facebook to say they are dtf.”
But does the Poke still have this sexy connotation? Do most people know that it still exists, albeit buried under several menu layers?
“I think if someone [you know] pokes you now, it's as a nostalgic, sort of unspoken joke,” Daniel continued. “It's like a wink. It's also meta-commentary. Like, ‘Haha, look at this. Remember when we used to do this? Now, we're so much better.’ It would be like me setting up a Myspace page, today, for myself.”
That sentiment was also confirmed by our nameless ex-Facebook employee.