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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Poke

There is a feature on Facebook where you can poke your friends. It's a pointless waste of time, pretty much like the rest of Facebook, so of course, I enjoy it immensely. What I find interesting about it is that the vast majority of pokes I receive back are from my brothers. I wonder, does this indicate a genetic propensity for poking? I think there's a publishable article in there somewhere...

10 Comments:

At September 20, 2007 10:43 AM, Blogger LT said...

It isn't an entire waste of time... especially done between members of the opposite sex (who aren't related, of course). If nothing else, it's a way of saying to a person "I thought about you". Telling someone they're on your mind can be a precursor to something else... maybe it makes them more likely to invite you to a party, or group social outing, etc.


I await a series of sociological studies about Facebook. :-P

 
At September 20, 2007 11:16 AM, Blogger Shoshana said...

LT -
That's a very sweet way of thinking about poking, I'll await a poke from you in the future ;)

And I totally see dissertations written about Facebook being published in the next couple years - I can't wait to read them!

 
At September 20, 2007 12:01 PM, Blogger Ezzie said...

Why don't you write one?

Notice also what LT said "members... NOT RELATED". Ahem.

 
At September 20, 2007 12:04 PM, Blogger Shoshana said...

Ezzie -
Maybe I will, someday, when I have time...

And I don't think it's a bad thing to think about my brothers sometimes, I do like them too, and they are far away, so it's the only kind of poke they can get.

 
At September 20, 2007 12:24 PM, Anonymous Aryeh said...

poke!

 
At September 20, 2007 3:47 PM, Blogger Shoshana said...

Aryeh -
Poke back :)

 
At September 20, 2007 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

poke poke poke

 
At September 22, 2007 6:24 AM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

it's annoying :P

same as in real life when someone jabs you in the back just to let you know they are there.

 
At September 24, 2007 1:32 PM, Blogger frumhouse said...

You are so funny! I prefer a hug to a poke myself...

 
At September 24, 2007 5:14 PM, Blogger Kathrin said...

I don't think it's something genetic. A friend and I poke each other back and forth just for the fun of it. And it it lots of fun! But I don't poke many other people... ;)

Love your blogs, btw!

 

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