When you receive your Poken, activate it by removing the little white plastic strip on the USB port. Plug it into your computer and double-click on the file called “Start_Poken.html.” This will lead you to www.doyoupoken.com. You will need to create an account. Once you have created an account you will be automatically dropped into the Device area of the site where you will need to assign your device to an identity. In the Identities section, you can add all your contact information and you are ready to find other Pokens!

When you meet someone who you want to exchange information with, you can ask him/her whether he/she also has got a Poken. To become friends, the two Poken have to touch each other’s hands. When the light on the hand turns green you have become online friends. This type of exchange is also called high-four, because a Poken only has got four fingers! Don’t worry about sharing any IDs you don’t want to (there’s nothing worse than swapping Facebook details with the boss, then remembering your page is packed with pics from last week's beer-fest) because your online Poken account lets you choose which of your profiles you want to share.

You can store up to 64 friends before you will need to re-connect to your computer. You do this via the built-in USB-stick. The special Poken software will automatically start and redirect you to the Poken website. The contact info of the people you have met will be loaded to the site and you are good to go!

Don't have your Poken yet, or want to pick up some for friend, visit my Poken online store today!


Once you start building your social media presence, then you have to start sharing it.  Do you remember all your "handles" for the various sites you are on? Or are you going to remember "her-blog-name-was-that" when you get back home? Well now your don't have to!

Introducing Poken, a fun new social media gadget . Instantly connect with new friends across online social networks whenever and wherever you meet them.

And because Poken is a social media gadget, it is being sold online in the U.S. via social media methods including bloggers (acting as independent resellers - like me). Poken S.A., the start-up company that created this product, knows that blogging is a very powerful communications tool. The online community, used correctly, can help spread the word about any new product, whether that be a new book, a new site or a new gadget.

Blogging is not something you have to do everyday in order for it to be done "correctly". You just need to be consistent and set the expectations for your audience. There are a lot of very successful business bloggers who only post once a week, the key is consistency.

In addition there are a lot of tools, tips and methods that Your Online Go To Gal can share with you to help you out!

There will be more posts coming on Poken in the next couple of days. In the meantime, if you are interested in picking up one of these cute little guys, I am selling them here.