"Poking" someone on Facebook may sound like a naughty double-entendre, but generally speaking it's a perfectly harmless (and totally G-rated) way of getting in touch with an online pal.
The arrest of a Tennessee woman for "poking" an acquaintance on Facebook suggests it can be more sinister -- and pose serious repercussions.
According to the Tennessean, Shannon D. Jackson,from Hendersonville, TN, was arrested for allegedly violating an order of protection.
According to the affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court, Jackson is accused of using the "poke" option on Facebook to contact a Hendersonville woman, thus violating the terms of the order of protection, which stipulates "no telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner."
Violating an order of protection qualifies as a misdemeanor, and can carry a sentence of up to one year in jail, as well as a maximum fine of $2,500.