Facebook brought back what some say is its most annoying feature: poking

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The Facebook poke is having a moment, thanks to a new generation discovering what some argue is the social media site’s most annoying feature.

There’s been a 13-fold spike in poking on Facebook in the past month, the company announced in a post last week. More than half the pokes are coming from people age 18 to 29, a Meta spokesperson told CBC News.

This is significant given that Facebook use among teens has dropped dramatically in recent years, according to a 2022 Pew Research Center report.

All this comes as Facebook resurfaces the poke function — which, technically, never went away, since it was

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