Do you Poken?

A friend at work quizzed me today on these.

Unfortunately, I could not provide anything more then puzzled silence, even when I was looking at them online. The concept is bemusing, but definitely worth a glance for pips and giggles.

On the website, you’re presented with a collection of colorful toys, and a brief explanation behind them. Curiously, the idea is that when you meet new and interesting beings, instead of asking for their phone number or something a normal person might try, you pull out this strange mispronunciation of Pokemon and perform a pseudo-sexual merger with another in their possession, presuming they’re of the mind to bring one around with them too.

Do You Poken?


After this is done, you can use your (more then likely) gratuitous amounts of free time to plug your Poken into a computer and instantaneously add your new friend to the social networking site of your choice… instead of merely searching for their name… like a normal person.

I’m not sure I understand the point, possibly because there is none. Internet commercialism has become a pick-and-mix of wonderful, colorful, sparky and completely useless crap.

So perhaps the question to ask is not “do you Poken?” but more appropriately, “does anyone?”

On the offhand, ducks are awesome.


About James

Uberbeard, otherwise known as James Crawford has just graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, taking a course in Interactive Media. He's known to enjoy washing, eating and sleeping.

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