Tools for Transparency: 10 Sunlight Foundation IFTTT Recipes
In July, I wrote about a recently launched service called “If This Then That”, IFTTT.com. This services helps you automate certain aspects of online life, like sending you emails based on Twitter interactions or posting links to your Facebook wall from your LinkedIn account.
Recently, IFTTT added a new feature called Recipes, which allows you to share your automations with everyone else. You can sort the recipes by type as well as by popularity — how new or how ‘hot’ it is.
I have added ten Sunlight Foundation related recipes to IFTTT to help you automate and share Sunlight-related content and events. You can see them below:
- Sunlight Foundation news updated to your email
- Get Sunlight Foundation news added as a link to your Facebook wall
- Get Sunlight Foundation news shared to your LinkedIn wall
- Send an IM when there is now Sunlight Foundation news
- New Sunlight Scribd documents will send to your email account
- New Sunlight Foundation Tumblr posts update to your Facebook wall
- Get Political Party Time events added to your Google Calendar
- Get Sunlight Foundation blogposts on Readability
- Get Sunlight Foundation Reporting news on Readability
- Retweet anything from the Sunlight Foundation Twitter account
I don’t want to inundate you with Sunlight recipes, so I’ll stop at 10. Let me know how these work for you and if you have other ideas for recipes I could create. If you have your own you would like to share, please the recipe with a link in the comments.