Don’t get overwhelmed when you visit the site. It’s actually really easy. Trust me. If I can do it, you can do it.
What is ifttt? It essentially puts the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure: if this then that. You either create your own “recipe” or use one another user created. A recipe might be “if I post a video to YouTube then a link to the video should go to a Dropbox folder.” Yes, ifttt helps you do all this and more. Automated simplicity.
- Sign up for ifttt beta;
- Click the confirmation link sent to you via email; and
- Begin the insanity (see below).
You can use any or all of these Twitter recipes to make your social experience even better. Just connect the services listed to your account and it’s on like Donkey Kong.
- Greet every new Twitter follower*
- Send all of your Twitter favorites to Evernote (LOVE!)
- Thank people who give you a #FF (followfriday) nod*
- Tweet “Happy New Year” at midnight
- Follow people back automatically when they follow you
- Thank you DM to new followers*
- Archive tweets to Google Calendar
- Post all photos shared via Twitter to Flickr
- Send a tweet to Pinterest
- Receive an SMS when someone DMs you
- Forward DMs to an email accout
- Send links you share via Twitter to Evernote
- Thank people for a RT*
- Send Last.FM update automatically to Twitter
- Send a Facebook status update to Twitter
- Receive a phone call when someone DMs you
- Have a DM sent to you if it’s raining (weather update)
- Send a tweet when you favorite a YouTube video
- Send tweets via Google Talk
- Create Twitter list from Twitter chat participants
* — Use these at your own risk and discretion. These are not tasks I would necessarily recommend as it takes away from the more “personal” side of networking.
Did you create an awesome recipe? Post in the comments.
Have a fave you think I should feature? Email me at prsarahevans [at] gmail [dot] com.