It’s called a Poken

While the company name has thusfar resulted primarily in workplace-inappropriate jokes from my colleagues, I was quite excited to received a Poken Pulse for xmas this year.  If you’re not famliar with the Poken, it’s basically a USB-driven electronic business card.  But, it’s more dynamic than it sounds, and once you see the “poken hub” which provides the timeline of your contacts in addition to their information and links to their social media sites, you’ll be hooked.  Here’s a snapshot of that hub:

Here are some resources to read up on this neat little device:

Gadget Guy: Poken review

Swiss Poken Lights Up Social Networking in the Triangle

The Wall Street Journal did a video on the Poken that’s worth watching.

Here’s a video by RTP Poken advocate, Martin Brossman (Martin is also owner of the RTP Poken Owners facebook group:

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