If This Then That

ifttt is a neat customizable service that automates social media/web tasks for you. You can either choose from a list of channels, or start with a recipe made by other users.

I’m thinking about ways to use ifttt for interactive, constantly evolving fiction,  but for now here are some of the practical ideas for it:

  • when tomorrow’s forecast calls for rain > send me a text
  • take every flickr photo I upload > upload it to Facebook
  • when I star an item in google reader > send a tweet about it
  • on new years day > tweet “happy new year”
  • call me at 6 for a wakeup call
  • email me when a studio under $500 is posted to craigslist