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Today’s neologism: Shufflecasting

iPod Shuffle

Dude, Podcasting is so two weeks ago. Shufflecasting is the latest and greatest in background soundtrack for your day: instead of downloading fully-produced podcasts, Rael Dornfest is taking a more eclectic approach by using AutoFill to dump a random assortment of shorter clips onto her his iPod shuffle. Audiobooks, soundtrack snippets, sound effects, IT Conversations all combine willy-nilly to produce a never-the-same-sequence-twice cocktail of “geek NPR meets Prairie Home Companion meets The Screensavers.”

As a departure from the more linear and “produced” sound of quasi-radio podcasts or pre-sequenced playlists chosen by others, I think this is a cool trend. Seems like everybody is hot to be a DJ in some form, whether for others or just for themselves. I vote yes on this DIY soundtrack trend. Is anyone else tapping into the random with Shufflecasting?



Dude, Podcasting is so two weeks ago. Shufflecasting is the latest and greatest in background soundtrack for your day: instead of...