POKEN. As opposed to POKING, Poken (which is also a noun) does no physical harm to the POKED. In fact it is more of a PING, than a POKE. (More - click on title)
Now that I have totally confused the uninitiated, Poken is a gadget that allows you to introduce yourself without handing out business cards. For some people, one business card is sufficient, but most people who work on the internet have multiple-persona syndrome and need a pocketful of different cards to give out depending on the person receiving the card.
So, POKEN came along with a great idea. You can put your contact information on this gadget and transfer it to another POKEN by giving it a High Four. You could conceivably have several of these gadgets if you have severe multiple-persona syndrome and use each one as the occassion dictates.
@PokenGirl and @BenSpark) in Boynton Beach, Florida, I exchanged electronic business cards with nearly everyone there by touching or High-Fouring the other person's Poken. There are several different designs to choose from, and a personality quiz to help you decide. I chose the Panda even though the quiz said I am really a Pinky (and I agree) because I wanted to customize it to look like my CatPurry logo. The results were amateurish but gets the point across and in the dim light of social meet-ups most people didn't notice the crudeness of my customization job.
@BenSpark (Drew Bennett) and @PokenGirl (sisters Juliett and Vanessa) hosted the Wings & Pings Tweet-up at Bru's in Boynton Beach, Florida September 29, 2009. We all met up a few days later at IZEAFest in Orlando at the Marriott Renaissance Sea World for a few days of all out learning and laughing. (more on that next post!)