When “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg spoofed Mark Zuckerberg prior to the Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer’s keynote speech at the f8 developers conference last month, he introduced several new fake features, including the “Slow Poke.” That one isn’t fake anymore.
Virtual goods provider IFeelGoods was behind the app, which was one of the products of its Halloween hack.
During Samberg’s appearance, he described the Slow Poke as adding a 24-hour time lag to poking, in case the senders had second thoughts.
The Slow-Poke app does just that, waiting 24 hours to alert recipients. During this period, the sender can retract the poking.
Like the app’s page says:
The Slow-Poke gives you 24 hours to call take-backs on your late-night pokin’ and to help you remember who you poked. Now you can stop saying, “Sorry I poked you last night.”
Readers: Is there anyone you feel like slow-poking?