A Canadian academic is asking iPod users to contact him with their stories.

Assistant professor of marketing at a Toronto University - York University, Schulich School of Business - Markus Giesler, is asking iPod-owners to let him know how they use their music players. Like UK's own the iPod researcher, Dr Michael Bull, Giesler is attempting to determine how consumer technologies change people's lives and social interactions.

Why? Giesler explains, "I believe we should find out more about the ways in which we use the iPod, how we interact with it and also other iPod users, in short, our everyday iPod experiences, our stories, our adventures."

There's more information about the project on www.ipodstories.com.