New Tool Aims to Make Audio Content More Sharable

A new tool aims to make audio clips more shareable. “Shortcut, in the form that is launching today, is an application that allows users to search through the entire “This American Life” archives, clip portions of audio, and share and embed them. Powerful confessions, idiosyncratic bursts of laughter, meaningful exchanges – these snatches of audio can now be used to promote an episode, to share a favorite moment, or applied out of context to communicate a reaction. ‘I have sent my own coworkers quotes of themselves,’ admits Foo. Apparently a clip of her laughing made the rounds, as well.” There are plans to open-source Shortcut.

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