Have you heard of If This Then That (IFTTT)? It’s a social media mash-up tool that lets you conveniently automate online tasks!
The structure is simple: if one thing happens, then do something else:
These automated tasks are called recipes. IFTTT users create recipes to share with the world! Simply create an account on IFTTT and share your social media info with the site. Worry not, IFTTT has been reviewed by PCWorld, NY Time’s Gadgetwise blog, and Time magazine. So take advantage, try one, and see if your life gets better:
- Library people love information, so email yourself “10 Things to Know This Morning,” every morning!
- Text yourself the weather every morning too. (Spoiler alert: it’s always sunny in Arizona.) On a tangent: No word yet on University of Arizona’s dust storm app for Android, yet, but it is available for iPhone!
- Does maintaining multiple library social media accounts get you down? Make it a little easier by syncing your Facebook profile pic with Twitter! You can also tweet whenever you post a new link on Facebook.
- Automatically download photos that your institution is tagged in on Facebook to Dropbox!
- Tweet your WordPress blog post! Let your Twitter followers know whenever a new post is published. Heck, let your Facebook followers know too.
- Committee meeting running too long? Text to escape! Send IFTT a tagged SMS and you’ll get an “emergency” call. The emergency is up to you!
- And finally, alert your Twitter followers to the zombie apocalypse. Just in case they’re not at the library, where they’re supposed to be!