So here is a cool tool that I have used for quite a while: If This, Then That. It provides an almost meta-programming ability for the Internet. You setup an IFTTT recipe by connecting various channels (e.g. feeds, Twitter, email, Android phones) to each other via triggers (
if this) and actions (
For instance, when my bank, Simple (that is an invite, not referral, link) posts an update to their status blog, I almost immediately receive it as an email (all because of the power of RSS/Atom feeds).
This post originally started as a simple test for a new recipe (that will post my blog entries to my Twitter), but I figured I might as well mention this awesome tool while I was at it.
Also, apparently the acronym “IFTTT is pronounced like ‘gift’ without the ‘g.’”