Shuffler: What You Get When You Mix Pandora and StumbleUpon
We all know online music is quite the rage. With sites like Pandora, Last.fm, Grooveshark, and Slacker Radio, we can be even lazier in our music selecting experience. Gone are the days when we need to manually discover new artists and songs, with the onset of an era dedicated to finding us music we enjoy with the click of a button. I’m okay with that.
New site, Shuffler, provides a different spin on the online streaming music experience. The site works sort of as a mix between Pandora and StumbleUpon. At the home screen, you are provided with several different channels to select from based on musical interest. I’m listening to the Electronic channel now. Fist pump!
After selecting a channel, you are then taken to a musical blog within that genre and the tunes begin the play. At the top of the screen is a StumbleUpon-esque bar, allowing you to move on to the next blog within that channel, change the channel, or share the current blog through social media outlets.
My first impression of Shuffler is excellent. I love the ability of being offered new music and fresh blogs all at the same time. Shuffler does not customize each channel to your specific taste, such as Pandora does, but that is not necessarily the point of the site. Each channel is aggregated so the newest and hottest tracks will appear first. Musicians who hoped to have their jams promoted through Shuffler can email the company and get their blog in the mix. The site is still in Alpha mode after making its official launch today, so I will be looking forward to seeing how it progresses in the future.
17. August 2010 by Alex Trevisan
Categories: Music, Uncategorized, Web | Tags: grooveshark, last.fm, music, music blog, online radio, pandora, Shuffler, shuffler.fm, social media music, streaming music, stumbleupon | Leave a comment