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Why Do People Comment Dots (.) On Facebook?

Social Media is an ever changing thing and many times, you may not be able to keep up with it completely. New acronyms are made daily and people keep finding new ways to use social networks.

Recently, a Getting Geek Subscriber Kristy Miller asked me about why someone would comment a Dot on a Facebook post.


Hi Saurabh,

Hope that you are Having a good day.

I recently saw a few times that people on Facebook are commenting Dots (.) on post. Why would anyone what to do this, because I can’t think how will it add value to the post? Is there a hidden meaning.

I did not ask on the comments as I thought someone may think that I am noob.

Thanks, Kristy


Well, Actually the reason for typing a Dot in a comments is really simple. If anyone other comments on the post, you will be notified.

Facebook’s news feed keeps updating constantly and it becomes hard to keep an eye on comments on a post, and after you have commented on a post, Facebook notfies you if someone has commented on the same posts.

I don’t really think that it is the best way to keep an eye on the post as Commenting Following is a better (and Polite) idea.

But, this is internet and people don’t want to waste time. If you use sites like 9Gag, you would have known as people comment Dots often on the posts.

However, there is a better way too keep up with the comments on a post. You can simple click on a downwards arrow at the top right area of the post and then click on Enable Notifications on this post.

After you have done that, you will be notified about all events to the posts.


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If you have any question but you are too afraid to ask to people directly, drop it here. I will do my best in answering it.

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