With all the technology available today and the ability to connect with people on so many different social networks, you’d think it would be easier to connect and share information with people in the real world.
Now you can with Start Pokens Poken Pulse device. The Poken Pulses are little USB devices that let owners exchange their contact information with each other by touching the “hands” on each person’s Poken Pulse device.
When you get home or back to the office you just plug-in the Poken Pulse into your computer and add the contact information for those individuals and their accounts on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Orkut, Flickr, Ning, Google Talk, Skype and more.
This integration of exchanging information and networking in the real world and tying it to individuals online personas is a great service.
I see the benefits of using the Poken Pulse in business is a huge opportunity. For this reason they should really have more business styles Poken devices available. All of them I’ve seen on their website are more designed for kids or teen use. The only thing I saw was the ability to custom create your own Pokens with your corporate logo. They should really have some simple, just USB key looking options. Having this functionality available to use at conferences and trade shows would be terrific for both vendors and attendees. Being able to quickly share your contact info at each booth and then organize all those contacts when you get back to the office after the conference would be tremendous.