A few months ago I realized that I had a number of blogs that I liked reading, but rarely had the time to read them while scrolling around Google Reader. So a plethora of stars ensued, to keep things for “later reading”. This wasn’t ideal. I also found that I really liked viewing daily “picdumps” from various websites, for quick humor in the evenings. But some days I’d run out, and other days I wouldn’t get to them at all. Also not ideal. Finally I came up with the solution: Put it all in Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)…. and put it in automatically! Continue reading “Create Your Own Magazine With IFTTT, Pocket, And Yahoo! Pipes”
Before Google+, all was grand in Jon’s world of Super Syndication (Much to Jason Dunn’s chagrin). I posted things straight to ping.fm, and it sent it everywhere I wanted. I hadn’t found a really good way to archive my ping.fm statuses, but did have a pretty awesome way to share posts from Google Reader simply by pressing the share button.
Then Google changed everything, and while I like Google+, it just didn’t fit. It lacked some basic things – no RSS feeds out, no automated posting interface, no email posting, and in no hurry to add any of these things. But It did have instant photo upload, a pretty nice client, and a few other niceties.
So I had a problem: I wanted to keep things nicely automated and easy to use, but needed some features. Principally I needed to be able to post to 1 service and have it go to all 3 big social networks (FB, Twitter, G+), I needed it to be platform independent (So no browser plug-ins), I hoped it could be easily automated, and I needed an easy way to share things out. Along the way I hoped to pick up an easy way to automate storing things I shared with others. I’ve now accomplished all of this, and will reveal the magic to you! Continue reading “Post to Google+, Automate Your Shared Items, And Other Super Syndication Techniques”