And so I went to Barcamp 4 a couple of days back and after quite a bit of pressure, decided to get the free Poken they were giving out for doing the survey. Now, if you don’t know what a Poken is, it’s that cute thing in the picture(that’s now hanging off my BlackBerry). It basically allows two people to exchange contact information simply by tapping their Pokens.
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I initially had a problem with the concept of using a Poken because they were being distributed to people who I pretty much already knew. It’s really not cool to just be exchanging contact information with people you already know… But then I realised that, hey, with all things someone’s got to adopt it first right?
I actually had a Pink Baby Poken but I exchanged it with Claudia for the tiger. Heh, the pink totally didn’t match my BlackBerry la.
Now i’m tempted to spread the Poken love because they’ve got this point system(you earn points for making new friends)…and I’m a sucker for points and levelling up.
I’m actually hoping they bring in the PokenPulse series which has a more sleek and professional feel(looks like a nice black thumbdrive. heh)