Remember the days when you sat in a room with your friends and listened to music together? It seems almost no one shares that experience anymore, plugged into their own device. But a new gadget called miShare could change all of that, making music part of social networking again.
Nathaniel Wice, co-founder of miShare explains.
What is miShare?
It's a simple device that connects two iPods so you can transfer songs from one to the other.
How did you get the idea for miShare?
My partner was working at a cool design firm and realized he could solve the relatively complicated technical problem of putting iPods together. I'm the suit! The guy who figures out how to make a business out of it.
What made you realize it's a business?
Our gadget turns the iPod into a publishing platform, sort of like what makes YouTube such a success. But also, the iPod is an incredible phenomenon but it's really anti-social, even more than talking on a cellphone. It seemed like a great trick to give people a reason to talk to each other. We want it to be a commercial success, of course, but it would be incredibly gratifying to see people use this to make connections with each other, not just with their iPods. Which is why our logo has two people holding hands. It could be a funny pickup moment - hey, what are you listening to you on your iPod?