Tennesse Woman Arrested for Facebook Poke

A Tennessee woman was arrested last month for "poking" another user on Facebook, a digital greeting that has been described as the equivalent of waving at someone across a crowded room.

An affidavit filed with the Sumner County General Sessions Court on Sept. 25 stated that Shannon D. Jackson of Hendersonville, Tennessee violated a legal order of protection that had been previously filed against her when she sent a virtual "poke" to another woman on Facebook.

According to Facebook, the poke feature can be used to convey a variety of meanings, the most simple being saying "hi" to friends. After someone has been poked, an alert appears in their notifications of the poke.

Jackson declined to comment, but her lawyer, Lawren Lassiter, told ABCNews.com that his client was "extremely shocked" when the police arrested her. Courtesy of abcnews.go.com

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