Off the Social Networking Deep End With A Poken

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On a whim, a few days ago, I purchased a Poken from @PokenGirl (that’s a Twitter ID, for those not in the know).  I didn’t really know what it was, but it’s cute and everyone in the blogosphere seems to be getting one.

My Poken arrived yesterday and it’s really cute. I ordered the geisha, since I’m half Japanese but I sort of think the panda might have been more fitting because, well, I love pandas. You can choose from an alien, ninja, tigress, dragon and more.

I don’t know how to use it properly yet since no one I know locally has a Poken, or maybe they do and I just don’t know about it yet.  @PokenGirl thoughtfully also included a lanyard just in case I was going to Blogher, and needed to wear it around my neck.

If I were to come into contact with someone who also had a Poken, I’d hold mine next to theirs and then our social networking data (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) would automatically be exchanged. The Poken has a USB plug that I insert into my computer and, voila, their data would automatically be uploaded. It’s the new business card.

I went out to get the mail yesterday and my husband saw me bring in the small envelope the Poken arrived in.  He asked “What is that?” and I replied, “You won’t understand…” because he doesn’t really know what Twitter is, for example. But, I told him about the Poken anyway. He rolled his eyes and started laughing. Then, we had a Poken emergency as neither of us saw La Jolla Girl swipe it off the table and shove it in a drawer in her room.

I suppose I’m going to have to go to some San Diego Tweetups (that’s Twitter-Meetup, for the non Twitterati) just to use my Poken.

Do you Poken?  Do you like it?

(Update: Who the heck still uses these? I haven’t seen anyone bust out a Poken since 2009.)

*Photo credit: Flickr/iz4aks

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  1. Happy Sunday! I am making way through all of the comments I received when I was featured on SITS. It really is a great SITSahood.
    Thank you so much for visiting me and have a blessed day!

  2. Hi la Jolla Mom,
    Thanks for this post. I’ve just learn what poken is.
    I gave you an award. Please come on over and claim it!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. this looks very interesting.

  4. Those are SO COOL.
    Are you going to the Type A Mom conference in Sept? You could use it there!

    Thanks for the follow! Stop by again soon!

  5. Hi La Jolla Mom,
    Great post! Thank you so much for your support and Poken love! If you have any questions about setting up your account, or anything else, please just let me know.
    xoxo,
    Poken Girl

  6. I had no idea what a Poken was until just now, I was googling it to figure out what my friend was talking about. LOL. BUT of course I’m being totally sucked in by the cuteness factor of the Poken. Thanks for explaining it.

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  8. PokenJapan says:

    Let’s Poken!

    Love from Japan! :-)

    FYI:
    Free Pokening in Shibuya, Tokyo
    http://poken.jp/ja/news/free-pokening/

    Decoration Geisha
    http://poken.jp/ja/wp-content/uploads/20090531224630.jpg

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