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This article was published on December 15, 2011


    The Internet’s duct tape, If This Then That, celebrates 1 year and 433,065 tasks

    The Internet’s duct tape, If This Then That, celebrates 1 year and 433,065 tasks
    Brad McCarty
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    Brad McCarty

    A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

    Back in January of this year, we first picked up on If This Then That. Described by some as a duct tape for the Internet, IFTTT allows you to program the Internet to work for you by creating tasks. If, for instance, someone posts a photo to Flickr, you can have a text message sent to you.

    Now, a year after its launch, the IFTTT team is celebrating a total of 433,065 tasks that have been designed, with a blog post that tells where it stands today:

    “Though ifttt is still in its early stages, people continue to surprise us with new and incredibly useful tasks every day. Just yesterday, we saw our four hundred and thirty thousandth task created.”

    The team is hiring, snagging developers for “unexplored territory” to make IFTTT even more useful. So far, there’s a gallery of recipes, with more being added every day. But with APIs taking over the Internet world, there is still much more to be found.

    If you’ve not yet put the Internet to work for you, hop over to the site and see what mashups you can find. The possibilities are huge, and it’s amazing to see what people are doing with just a bit of Internet duct tape.

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