Poken electronic device takes the place of paper business cards

Poken
Poken

One of the first things I did when I was laid off as a newspaper editor a year or so ago was get some business cards printed. Nothing fancy, just my name, e-mail address, Web site and cellphone number so potential employers could find me.

Now, as I continue trying to become New Media savvy, I learn about Poken, a social business card that bills itself as a "bridge between your life online and offline."

It's a small gadget to hang around your neck or keep on a keychain. It holds a USB port and keeps a digital file of whatever information you want to share: e-mail, Web site address, Facebook page, Twitter name, LinkedIn name and info from other social networks.