I love Facebook. I really do. In fact, I’ve loved it for four years, since it was just a humble site for us college folk. And I became literally ecstatic when I came across this handy-dandy chart courtesy of TheFrisky.
You see, I’ve consulted countless people on the elusive meaning of the Facebook Poke. Some say it’s just a form of saying hello, like a high-five between two friends. Others, like myself, say it’s a subtle form of e-flirting, the real-life equivalent of poking that boy you like in elementary school. But thanks to this hand-dandy chart, my theory is confirmed! FINALLY!!!!! Someone who understands the power of the all-mighty Poke. Oh, yes, my friends, there is power behind The Poke. It’s a passion. A yearning. A sort of e-tango. Don’t believe me? Check out the chart for yourself:
And in the spirit of full disclosure, I thought I’d post a recent chat I had with (yup, you guessed it) – Facebook Flirt. Our hot and steamy poking war is still going strong, and I’ve even worked up the courage to chat him up a few times via Facebook. Here’s how one of our recent chats played out; it’s all ready and waiting for your expert analysis.
And yes, I’m aware that I’m an incredibly awkward flirt, but remember: AWKWARD IS THE NEW COOL! So hahaha! 🙂
P.S. The smilies were way sexier as an actual smiley on Facebook.
Melissa: Hey! I was just about to get on your case because I read your status wrong….
FF: get on my case for what?
Melissa: I thought the word funk was….you know… 😉
FF: ah, yes…well I do have quite a potty mouth
Melissa: or an honest mouth, i guess…so how are you?
FF: I dunno…whatevery you want to call out…a mouth that tends to offend a good number of people. I am flaptastic.
Melissa: Flaptastic…I love it! 🙂
Melissa: so i have to ask…are you really invincible?
[Editor’s Note: I asked him last week if he would be able to keep up this poking war we’ve got going because I for one had no intention of stopping any time soon]
FF: invincible and immortal
Melissa: no, sir. remember, I’M the one who is both invinsible and immortal….
FF: ya ya…whatever you say
Melissa: so you don’t believe me?
Melissa: and what could i do to convince you, besides live forever?
FF: thats about it. I am truly immortal, so I will be here forever…..if you live forever too, then I will believe you.
Melissa: so that means we’d be the only two people left on the planet….that would make things interesting…
FF: not necessarily. There are other immortals
Melissa: So that’s your way of giving me the brush-off…. J/K 🙂 Who are these other immortals?
FF: whats a brush-off? there are quite a few….hundreds…in the world
Melissa: oooh, FFt, looks like you need my teaching again. you know, a nice way of saying, “if we’re the only two left on the planet, i’m going to go find someone else…” and that shows just how un-funny I am, apparently.
FF: hmmm…a brush-off…ill have to commit that one to memory.
Melissa: Yes, you should….
FF: My memory is not very grand. And I wasn’t very good at the rubix cube…rubics…however the hell you spell that
Melissa: I’ve never solved it either. I have it on the bookshelf next to my bed and have been trying for years to solve the damn thing…
FF: Im getting a hedgehog
Melissa: a real one? was that a stupid question?
FF: yes. a real one
Melissa: may i ask why?
FF: Because I like them.
Melissa: how big are they? i didn’t even know you could have them as house pets
FF: the last one I had was about 7 or 8 inches long
Melissa: are they cute?
FF: That depends on your personal opinion
Melissa: well, you had one, so you must have some sort of emotional liking for it.
FF: They are pretty sweet. i like them
Melissa: well, i’m pretty sweet too, though I’m not a hedgehog
FF: and you dont have spikes
Melissa: well, not literal ones anyway 🙂