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IFTTT: a wonderful tool to optimize your social presence

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A review by Information Today Europe:

IFTTT (also known as “If This Then That”) is a free web service accessible via It allows users with an account to connect over 50 online and messaging services (channels) and automatically feed information and data between those channels. It can be an extremely useful tool for:

  • Drawing information together from a variety of resources
  • Sharing information across different networks
  • Managing information flows
  • Extending your reach and spreading your message
  • Backing up and archiving information and files
  • Creating timely alerts
  • Doing this all as quickly and easily as possible and in one place

Broadly speaking many of the channels can be broken down the following types (examples given):

  • Social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Bookmarking sites (Delicious, Pinboard)
  • Image sharing sites (Flickr, Instagram)
  • Blogging services (Blogger, WordPress)
  • Video and audio sharing websites (Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud)
  • File storage services (Dropbox, Google Drive)
  • Document collaboration services (Google Drive, Evernote)
  • RSS feeds
  • Email and messaging services (Gmail, SMS)

Read more on:

Green, Gary. Using IFTTT to connect and spread your message. Info Today Europe, online on December 21, 2012. Available from:


Written by hbasset

January 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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Open Access and pseudo-science journals

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Unfortunately, there is a negative effect of the widely success of the Open Access movement, the emergence of pseudo journals.

Jeffrey Beall maintains a list of these predatory publishers that ” exist only to make money off the author processing charges that are billed to authors upon acceptance of their scientific manuscripts“…

This list is available on:

Written by hbasset

January 6, 2013 at 11:59 am