December 1, 2020

Nice! Web Tools: IFTTT.com Adds Four New Twitter Triggers

2014-10-16_15-29-04IFTTT is one of our most used web tools that’s also often a favorite when we discuss it during presentations. It’s likely that this resource is already a favorite resource of yours too. Some news from IFTTT follows below.

In a Nutshell

IFTTT stands for “If This Then That” (a computer science term) that allows users  (it’s free to use) to mash together and a growing number of web services without having to do any coding. Think mashups for dummies that will automate a variety of tasks by simply pointing and clicking.

In other words, when “A” happens (“is triggered) automatically do “B”.

Examples:

  • Every time a company files material in the SEC EDGAR database automatically and immediately be notified with a text message and link
  • Every time you post an Instagram photo automatically post  it on your Facebook wall
  • Every time you favorite a tweet send a copy to yourself and/or others
  • When you upload a video to YouTube also post it on Facebook

Here’s a page where IFTTT shares the basics about how the service works along with some popular combinations (what IFTTT calls recipes). Of course, you can easily and quickly create your own recipes by just pointing and clicking . You can get started on the “Channels” page.

Today’s News

Four new Twitter triggers are now available  to IFTTT users.

  • New tweet from search (Search for X, Notify or Share Using Y)
  • New tweet by specific user
  • New mention of you
  • New tweet by anyone in area

Examples and more info on the new triggers are available here.

Get to know IFTTT. It can be very useful and a great tool to share during training sessions.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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