Poken are these little devices that “talk” to each other via RFID (or something like that). When they’re near each other (or, in Pokenese, when they “high-four”) they swap IDs. Then, when you login to doyoupoken.com, you see the contact info for the person you high-foured.
The nice thing is if someone changes their phone number, or e-mail, or… whatever, you have that change. The bad thing is I have nobody else to high-four. So even though there are people I know, and talk to regularly, if our Pokens didn’t meet, its like we don’t know each other.
Will this Poken craze take off? What’s needed to make it succeed? Personally, I think my Poken will soon find a spot on the shelf, only to collect dust. What do you think?
Whether or not Pokens will go mainstream, I wanted to thank Shawn for sending me my Poken! Now I just need to find him some friends.