My bluetooth phone, new powerbook and I are still honeymooning in our newfound togetherness. Pleasure rushes down my spine each time I sync my addressbook and calendar to my phone, carefullynegligently leaving the phone in my pocket or bag. I adore sending SMSes from the comfort of a keyboard rather than thumbing the number keys of my mobile.
Now I’ve found a new way to enjoy our symbiosis: bluejacking. If I create a new contact where the “name” is actually a secret message I want to send, I can send that message to anyone within ten metres who’s carrying a bluetooth enabled phone – unless they’ve not switched bluetooth on. It’s free, anonymous, and just imagine the entertainment potential with the excitement of not knowing who will receive your message. Flirting is obviously one use, as one victim describes:
I know that “suspicious attitude” exactly. My students look like that when they’re SMSing instead of working. Perhaps they were actually trying to bluejack me! (via BBC news)