Personal Online Automation

In recent months, online services such as IFTTT (if this then that) and Zapier have been gaining in popularity. Such tools enable automation of tasks where popular online services are made to connect together. Their simplicity and wide number of online services that can be connected make them a lucrative addition to the personal online environment. What I miss is the detail i.e. the actual type of tasks that can be automated e.g. for WordPress you can trigger actions only when creating new posts. In the foreseeable future such mashups of already existing services will enhance our online experience with resulting effects to personal learning environments.

 

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