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If This Then That

Today saw the public beta release of a new online tool call ifttt (if this then that). Ifttt allows you to automate tasks by linking a variety of social media together or with more traditional digital resources (email, sms, etc.). Jeff and I spent some time playing around with it today and so far it seems to work really well. The interface is super slick and user friendly, which is refreshing - I've always found trying to build automator tasks and the such to be a bit of a pain. I build a few tasks and recipes today linking our feed to dropbox and, while it's limited in certain ways, it has the potential of being a valuable and creative way to link different social media together without depending on prefab tools available from Facebook and the like. Anyways, check it out if you have the inclination. Build something neat and maybe tell us about it.