I bought my little Poken (to the left) a few weeks ago and have yet to make friends with someone in the Atlanta area that has one as well. So, my Panda Poken needs a friend.
Pokens swap a virtual business card by doing a High-4 (see the four-fingered hand in the picture at left). Touch two Pokens together and they will send each other the virtual business card. You can then connect them to your PC or Mac and upload the collected cards to your Poken card database. Pretty simple and fun.
I wonder how Pokens will do as Apps like Bump proliferate on Apple iPhones -- another way to swap virtual business cards. I have used Bump and it is ok, but the connections were a little touchy.
So, I am looking for a Tweetup, Meetup or Poken Party in the Atlanta area. Please leave a comment if you know of an upcoming event.
Here are some more articles on the Poken (@poken):
What We Can Learn From Poken - Josh Bernoff, @jbernoff, Forrester Research, Groundswell Blog
Poken: Tiny RFID Thingies That Share All Your Personal Data With Others
Vlogger Sarah Austin's "Back in SF" Poken Party - San Francisco Chronicle
And you can join Poken network groups on Facebook and Ning.
And here are a couple of videos that provide more detail on Poken:
Poken: The Movie
Wall Street Journal Video on Pokens