Skip Nav
Tech Shopping
6 Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts For Anyone With a Beating Heart
Geek Culture
What Zodiac Signs Would Look Like as Pokémon
Geek Culture
Cheeky Valentines Inspired by Geeky Pop Culture Loves

Woman Faces Prison Time for Facebook Poke

Is a Facebook Poke a Legit Means of Communication?

You already know that Facebook can make you jealous in a relationship, status updates can cause competition, and it can even cause your grades to drop. But can it land you in prison?

According to law enforcement in Tennessee, it can. I just learned about a woman who was arrested for a Facebook poke. Turns out, the poke broke an order of protection stating, “no telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.”

The guilty party faces up to a month in jail and a $2,500 fine. What do you think?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Facebook Redesign Chrome Extension
How to Make Friends Day Facebook Video
How to Secretly Change Your Relationship Status on Facebook
Facebook Status in Real Life

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
ManiMartinixo ManiMartinixo 6 years
Maybe they deleted her as a friend but didn't think to/didnt know how to block her.
clairestrose clairestrose 6 years
I agree, why would the victim still have that tie to the woman on facebook? Seems ridiculous.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 6 years
why wouldn't the victim have this person blocked on fb?
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Yes. If a peace or protective order states that the defendant "may not contact/ communicate with" the petitioner, a 'poke' would be a violation. That said, it may be difficult to prove that the defendant is the one who 'poked' the petitioner.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Yes. If a peace or protective order states that the defendant "may not contact/ communicate with" the petitioner, a 'poke' would be a violation.That said, it may be difficult to prove that the defendant is the one who 'poked' the petitioner.
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X