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November 06, 2003


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» Practice safe jacking. . . from NGRweblog
First there was WarDriving, then BlueJacking, and now there's iPodJacking. Though the later is a bit more friendly and mutual than the former two. Wired has an article on this new phenomenon and I must say I'm really into the... [Read More]

» iPods will change the world! from don kitchen dot com
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» iPodjacking and Bluejacking from Future Now
I've been working like mad to finish off several essays, so I stayed offline yesterday. However, some things are too interesting to ignore. Today's Wired News reports on a small, yet interesting phenomenon among iPod owners. iPods come with distinctive... [Read More]

» jack sharing... from MOLIU
There this iPod jack sharing thing making its rounds around the internet. What is this, how does it work? Well, it's like you see something listening to an iPod on the street. You unplug your headphones and then plug it... [Read More]

» reach out and jack someone from Naked Knitting
i really love my iPod. i happened across some cheapo speakers, which operate on batteries, so i can listen to it at work. i don't have a computer with firewire (or usb even), so i've pilfered friends' computers to put... [Read More]

» Being jacked, in a good kind of way from The MacMedic
I experienced this for the first time this evening and even though it was kind of strange, it was also kind of fun.... [Read More]

» 本当に?道端でiPodを共有するJack Sharing from Goodpic
スーパーのレジの兄ちゃんが「How are you doing? よお元気?」と聞いてくる、お国柄なのでしょうか?道端で突然、見知らぬiPodユーザー同士が、お互いのiPodのイヤホンジャックを交換して音... [Read More]

» iPod rituals from gaekwad::blog
Without wishing to turn this into an iPod specific blog, this is neat. The basic premise is that two iPod owners (users?) exchange earbuds to sample the music of the other person, thus opening your mind to new music or turning you right off it. Could b... [Read More]

» iPodでコミュニケーション? from onot::weblog
共有するのだそうです。 ウチの部署にもiPodユーザって多いですけど、共有してますか? でも、この話で一番感銘を受けたのは、こうした体験をしたヒトが自分のweblogに書き込んで広まっ... [Read More]

» Think Different - The Apple Sub Culture (Part 1) from CanadianGeek
I'm a self-proclaimed geek and yet I can't remember the last time I read wired magazine or their web site. - I rediscovered the publication after fooling around with an RSS Feeder from software maker BradBury. (you also might want to check out his real... [Read More]


Here in Cambridge (UK) we have iPods, but I haven't seen "jack-sharing".

It sounds interesting.

Not here in Seattle

It sounds cool

I tried this at Oberlin today and the five people I passed all reciprocated. This is new to me but I found some great music I've never heard. Then again, Oberlin is a great place for finding music.


Someone sent this link and I tried it on my morning walk this morning. I am 28 and the other person was probably in his seventies. I was listening to a musical and he was listening to some sort of country. I don't think we liked either's music, but it seemed like a hugely friendly thing to do. I'm certainly going to try it again. The number of iPod users is high around Tempe.

sounds neat! I'm trying it at lunch. there are a bunch of iPod owners near my building in San Jose

Wow, that's pretty amazingly brilliant. If I ever bump into someone else with an iPod (haven't yet, although i've only owned mine for about one month) i'm gonna try that.

Great Viral marketing stunt I would say! And on the otherhand not competely disagreeing with Jan. ?!Stick to your own 'kind' (meaning iPod user) and it's safe?! Ya Right!

That sounds interesting, I have not yet seen anyone jack sharing in my town. I think that me and my roommate are the only people in our desolate littel farming community that even have a mac let alone an iPod. I am traveling to the city (NYC) often and I hope to see some jack sharing going on...I see iPod users on the subway all the time.

My biggest problem with finding other people to share jacks with is that I can't easily identify other iPod users. I don't have a remote for my iPod and I blew out my white Apple earbuds long long ago.

But it sounds like an incredible idea. I live in Pittsburgh, and if I manage to succeed in doing it, I'll let you know.

Why limit yourself to other Ipodders? You can jack into anyone listening to a device with headphones, no? Walkmens, etc. You don't have to limit yourself to only people with the white earbuds ;).

A question came up on sharing with other types of players ... there is no reason why this shouldn't happen. Around here it just hasn't - yet.

Great Viral Marketing is right!

Haven't done jack sharing yet, but I have done a minicast. Neuros players (and now with a plugin iPod players) broadcast to FM. Friends driving behind me (30-40 feet sometimes depending on weather) can listen. The great thing about minicasts is you can share with more than just one person (yeah, I know portable speakers would do that as well), and all you need is a radio to participate.

I read the Wired article...Now I really wanna know. What albums have you 'found' by borrowing iPod jacks? This is the kinda thing I love. You see someone that's so excited by what they're hearing that they just have to share. I've found some of my favorite music by just being curious. It's often strange stuff that you'd never hear on a top 40 list but can be just fantastic!

This is what the music idustry is missing! I've purchased more albums by what I've heard off of friends MP3 players than any radio station in the area!

Portland, OR

Yeah but is the 30ish year old woman hot?

what if she's not 30 at all and you have offended her?

I have never seen any do this on the subway in Toronto. I use an iPod with different headphones because I hate earbuds, but it's an intriguing idea.

Well, she could be _older_ than 30, and therefore your observation could be considered a compliment.

No ipod-sharing in TN. Doubt the natives here would like my eclectic techno/classical/opera/world-fusion/jazz/whatever taste in music anyway...

Ive never jacked ne1, but it definately sounds cool. Ive had my Ipod for a year now (i got it for my 16 BDAY, best gift ever). I duno, i think if i take out my phones and point at another ipoders jack, i doubt theyd understand... but then again, ill def. try it, i see a few on my bus route..

i think i speak for every1 when i say IPODS rock
Ipod - 1G - 5 gigs

Definitely sounds like something I should try. I think the reason you don't hear about it with different players such as Walkman or other MP3 players is due to the uniqueness of people who buy Apple products. Even if they are PC users, owning an Apple product sort of implants that 'think different' attitude.

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