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How to Take Advantage of IFTTT For Reporting

If you’re haven’t heard of If This Then That (IFTTT), then you’re missing out on an important, productivity-boosting tool. Pulling in information from “channels” such as Twitter, Storify and even your phone, IFTTT is like an infinitely flexible bridge that connects all of your most used tools in new and exciting ways.

Here are a few simple ways that you can use IFTTT’s programs (called “recipes”) to boost your reporting skills and automate some of your more menial tasks. Take a look for yourself, and see how a couple of small steps can take the pain out of some of your most difficult daily activities.

What’s your favorite use for IFTTT? Let us know in the comments. Read more

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Tool of the Day: If This Then That

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Data is the main currency of the modern Web. The more data you have, the more you can do with it. Lots of developers find keen ways to use data from several services together in one mail application; this is called a mashup. We’ve covered mashups of all sorts here on 10,000 Words, and we’ve even discussed what manipulating this data from APIs means for journalism. But without a knowledge of how APIs work, along with some scripting knowledge, finding ways to make the data from different services work together can be a difficult process.

And then, there was If This Then That.
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