Facebook Etiquette: #noPoke

If you are sitting on a bus, standing in a line, or even eating on your lunch break, and someone pokes your shoulder, it almost pisses you off… right?

So, then, why is it okay to Poke someone on Facebook?

Don’t Poke Me!

“I don’t poke, and I don’t like being poked. It’s cyber weird.” -D.U.


The Poke option is so strange…

Just send me a message on Messenger, or write something on my Wall!


It is a continuous process too…

You Poke me, I Poke you? So what happens next? When does it end?

It’s really cyber weird to Poke someone back…!


There are people that have been poking me on Facebook since 2009…

I am not gonna Poke you back!

I know that all you are trying to do is reach out to me, right?

At least I hope that is what you are doing… Or, is it something more than that?

I don’t want to say it, but that is where my mind goes!


I am sure this is not what the Poke button is for, but it seems to be the reason for its usage.

Maybe I have a bias, but to me, saying the word Poke, makes my skin crawl… especially if some creepy guy or your ex-boyfriend Pokes you….


(I wish you could see my face right now as I type this)

This Poke button is like cyber sexual harassment!

I feel inappropriately touched!


Team #noPoke



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Ta'lor Pinkspen

Welcome ladies and gentlemen! This is Ta'lor Pinkspen, BA|MSW|SFW, Inspirational Blogger for women, Poet, Prospective Self-love Coach, Feminist, Equality Advocate, and Women & Family Therapist My blog focuses on Women's Empowerment, Beauty Standards, Body Positivity, Motherhood, Healthy Relationships, College girls and Equality. LADYHOOD journey seeks to uplift all women and promote self-love. LADYHOOD journey challenges social concerns like body shaming, beauty standards, racial and gender discrimination, in order to empower women to be advocates and to incorporate self-love into their journey. I want women and all my readers to leave my site feeling uplifted, supported, and empowered in every stage of life. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, writing poetry, sipping Chia Tea or Iced Coffee, sitting on my porch while drinking a glass of dry red wine or dark beer, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, SZA, Pentatonix, H.E.R, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Claudio, Jhene Aiko, Frank Ocean, Coldplay, and Kings of Leon.

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