Automate Your Social Media with IFTTT.com
Have you ever followed someone on Twitter and then shortly afterwards received a “Thanks for the follow” Tweet? Don’t jump to the conclusion that this Tweeter is glued to the screen waiting for those follows to come in. It could simply be that the use ifttt.com. It stands for If This, Then That. With ifttt, you create recipes out of your various social media channels. Here’s a couple of examples:
If Facebook profile pic changes, then update Twitter profile pic.
If I receive a new follow on Twitter, then tweet “Thanks for the follow.”
If I’m tagged in a Facebook photo, then add the photo to Dropbox.
If I star a blog in Google Reader, then add it to Evernote.
The possibilities for creating recipes are nearly endless. This level of automation is very handy. Here are a couple of ideas for maximizing this tool for church planting.
If “name of church” is mentioned on Twitter, then email me the Tweet.
If “name of item” is posted on Craigslist, then email me the post.
If my Facebook status is updated, then Tweet my FB status.
Tweet with #FB hashtag to post to Facebook without the hashtag.
There are lot of useful recipes already created and ready for you to browse on the site. Check it out and save yourself a little time by using this handy tool.