From time to time people ask me what I mean about Tumblr being my curation / aggregation space (see above menu). The fact is I use a really cool little service called IF (used to be IFTTT – If This – Then That) … that essentially allows me to connect actions on different networks to create flows.
This is how it works in my world … and always thinking about how to add in more … unfortunately Pinterest has a walled garden approach – so no APIs to use for the guys at IF – but as I find new services that I CAN use – I work out a way to include in the flow.
It all starts at Feedly – which is my RSS feed aggregator – i might tweet directly from there – more passing interest – than looking for curation. If it is interesting – I safe for later – which automatically drops it into my Instapaper account.
Then – whether I am in Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo or Instapaper – as I post / like into that network – it gets dropped into my Tumblr feed – which auto tweets accordingly. Also – if I am in Tumblr and I like stuff – it auto posts a Tweet aswell.
Meanwhile, any tweet with a link is captured for posterity into my Delicious Account.
Notice – I don’t auto route this blog – or my linkedIN feeds – and of course – you KNOW I am not on Facebook 🙂