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?