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Facebook uses pokes to adjust their algorithms. Thus, the more you poke your friend, the more news you get on your friend. So my question for you is "Do you poke?"

http://www forbes.com/2009/10/26/twitter-facebook-costs-markets-faces-guidelines.html?partner=faces_newsletter

These pokes actually have a financial cost involved. Interesting.

Edited by canadafred: hyperlink removed, sorry, my mistake, back to business oops. hey, anybody remeber that command from AutoCad post microstation

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Facebook uses pokes to adjust their algorithms. Thus, the more you poke your friend, the more news you get on your friend. So my question for you is "Do you poke?"

Really?? Is this true? I had no idea Facebook uses 'pokes' as a way for ranking friends in your news feeds.

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Yup, Facebook not only uses the pokes but also the amount of emails you send to the "friend" using FB mail system. That is why you may have 300 friends but only see the feed for a selected few.

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interesting... i just thought that those people were less involved and/or turned off their news feed notifications. I couldn't find anything on Facebook confirming their use of 'pokes' and emailing as a way of 'ranking' friends for you. Have they confirmed this in the past or is it just known or heavily speculated?

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If you research BrandHacker last year's event featuring Facebook marketing people - you will find this info. Also, I strongly recommend you to visit the blog - webmetricsguru.com and search for brandhacker and facebook. Marshall, the blogger, chronicled this event and the fact about the pokes on his blog.

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And here I was thining that FB pokes were the online equivalent of shooting spit balls. And if any one asks what a spit ball is and make me feel old I will hunt you down and shoot one at you! LOL

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