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.
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