IFTTT, Art and the API

“If new email in inbox from sabrown@andrew.cmu.edu, then send me an SMS “Every time I get a package, I’ll get a text instead of constantly checking my email expectantly.

Initially, part of me thinks IFTTT is creepy in that it connects everything, but really it just IS creepy to see all your accounts in one place all at once. It reminds me that the internet already has all my personal information, so I might as well add another account. I love the concept. I think it’s super convenient, creative, and clever.  I think the concept of API’s is really interesting and that as a bridge from one computer to another, they hold a lot of creative potential. As someone who had no idea what they were before reading the article, the emphasis the author puts on the weight we the reader supposedly puts on them is amusing.

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