Facebook poking is perhaps the most simple way of “communication” within Facebook, even though it’s nothing else than just a… virtual poke!
Despite that, a poke was all it took for 36 year old Shannon Jackson from Hendersonville, US, to get arrested. The reason, for her being arrested, is that the she had a protection order against her – similar to a restraining order. Using the poke feature was enough to go under the “otherwise communicating”-part of the order and hence, she violated the protection order.
She now risk a $2,500 fine and in worst case, 1 year in prison, if found guilty.
So if you have a protection order or restraining order against you, you might want to be careful with those Facebook pokes.