When you’re in Junior High or Senior High, have you ever played with simple algebra operation: If x is y + 2 then x – 2 is y (yes, it’s automatic for sure), which showed cause and effect according to a logic reasoning. It’s not also useful for math or computation, but will also use much in philosophy logic and daily life.
Probably, IFTTT web apps (abbreviation of If This Then That) use such kind of reasoning to present a unique function to automate performance of various social networks you follow like Twitter, Google Plus, or Facebook, by using that system. By fill ‘premise’ in – then you can trigger another cause in your other social network.
In simple explanation, SOT will put an example like this: by doing an activity in Facebook, automatically you’ll trigger another activity in Twitter, for example posting in Facebook, which means you ask this application to post the same thing in Twitter. That’s simple explanation about system used by IFTTT. However, the application is far more wider than that!
Curious? You should register first in IFTTT web apps.
After that, you’ll be brought to IFTTT interface to start using this web application. First of all, you got to understand that IFTTT basically used logic if – then. So, an event will trigger another event. Click on “This” to fill in the first premise.
After that, click on the social network you want to decide as trigger to activate another event in other social network.
After that, select the trigger activity. In this experiment, SOT select computer-based clock or time to trigger certain activity in social network.
After that, select ‘effect’ which would be done in other social network by click on “That” button.
In the example, SOT select Twitter which will trigger an action by previous trigger.
Select a specific thing to be done by Twitter. Here, SOT select post automatically.
Next, SOT fill in post which would be Twitted automatically as effect of previous event, which is when the hour in PC showed 7 O’clock.
In this experiment, SOT only did a simple action type, while possibility to use this web application is almost unlimited, as the ‘rule’ decided, which is, when you did something in a social network, it will trigger another action in other social network. You can think about it creatively!
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This Web apps will be very useful if you’re creative and eager to manage various ways use it, for example, if you post a comment in FB, then automatically you’ll post the same thing in Twitter or Blog – you can manage it freely. Cool, isn’t it? Then try and enjoy the easiness of ‘moving’ all of your social networks.