Or so asks the URL of a new company that is sick of business cards. I was turned on to Poken by Streamlined Mind, a great productivity blog for students. The author, Hugo, used Poken at a recent conference in Amsterdam. The device allows users to exchange social networking information instantaneously.
I hate business cards. They take up space. They needlessly use paper. I have to manually enter the contact information I receive from them. They don't change automatically when a person's contact information changes. People always seem to be patting their pockets and realizing they forget their cards. I could go on.
I want a tool that makes exchange of information easy and instantaneous. And I want more than your phone number and email. I want to connect with you on networks, as well. I am glad to see companies like Poken moving in that direction, though I agree with Hugo that the more ideal solution would be a build-in on my phone. With Poken, I still have one more gadget to remember when I head out the door.