Social business cards called
seem to be spreading in Europe and now they are expanding into
. Poken is a little usb key chain that stores your social media informaton. At social events, you can quickly share this information with other Poken users by touching each others Poken. You can then go home, plug in the USB and you are connected across social networks of everyone you just met on your computer. Here is a video of Poken in action:
Poken offers 5 different profiles so you can create different social media profiles for business and friend use. In addition, they also offer a ghost mode. You would use ghost mode if you didn't want to share your social media information with someone but they approached you to Poken. Your Poken would light up green (indicating successful information swap) but actually wouldn't share any of your personal information. Poken launched recently in Japan and thus far has generated a lot of buzz.