Posted by tally in Untagged
Gone are the days of business cards? I think so. Why would anyone carry around a bunch of boring dog-eared pieces of card if all you needed was a keyring?
Poken, so this little black book of a creature is called, was originally developed for the social networking generation. The little critter stores whatever contact details you select: facebook, IM, phonenumber, email, etc
Then when you're at a get-together, club or conference and you want to collect the details of those around you? You just introduce your Pokens. They shake paws and exchange details.
Then, when you get home and plug your little guy into your pc (his glove hides a usb connector), you can transfer all the details onto your own database of contacts - stored online and accessible through loggin.
Of course the drawback is that this technology relies on you having an Internet connection.
The other concern is that each one of these babies costs R200... and in order for them to be useful many people have to have them.
Imagine the possibilities for business though? If everyone at a conference was given one, no networking would really be required beyond letting your Poken's meet. They're also available in a range of shapes and styles (not just cutesy girly ones).
What do you think? Would you use a Poken?