Monday, February 23, 2015
If This Then What?
I love the way it wants to sit me down, make me a cup of tea, and do all my tasks for me. Technology has made life for the modern human comfortable, easy, and amazing.
Take for example one of my favorite internet sites: If This Then That or IFTTT.
Literally, this site allows you to automate almost every online thing in your life. If you connect your phone, you can automatically mute it when you get home. If you connect your Facebook account and your Dropbox, anytime someone posts a picture of you on Facebook, it will save a copy in your Dropbox. Connect your Google gmail and when you star an item it will setup a reminder for it. If you have Phillips Hue lights connected, IFTTT can flash your house lights whenever your favorite NFL team scores a touchdown. The possibilities are endless.
Some of the services you can connect are bit.ly, Box, Buzzfeed, Craigslist, Digg, ESPN, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Entertainment Weekly, Evernote, Fitbit, Foursquare, Github, Instagram, Last.fm, LinkedIn, MixRadio, Nike+, OneNote, Pinterest, Pocket, reddit, Square, Storify, Vimeo, Wordpress, YouTube, and sooooo many more.
And here's a recipe of my very own that every reader and tweeter of this blog should try:
It automatically posts to Twitter each time a new Romance Magician's post goes live. Like this one you're reading.
If you'd like to try it out for yourself, sign up at IFTTT.com and connect your Twitter account, then click the Add button below.
It really is easy to automate your life. ;)
AIDEE LADNIER is a writer who loves quirky characters. You can visit her website at http://www.aideeladnier.com or meet her at some of her favorite social media sites:
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Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.