I have a fun way to track people goes to space and I want to share that with you on this post 🙂
I love using “If This Then That” (IFTTT) and have been using it for years. It’s a brilliant service. For first-timers, I can summarize it as “Internet Robot”. What it does is, connects two internet services (or smart devices) in scenario basis consists of two parts: “event → action”. So it takes an “action” when an “event” happens.
Some generic samples of how to use IFTTT;
- When I post a photo to facebook → Save to dropbox
- When there is a new entry in RSS → Send me an email
- When weather is rainy → Tweet “take umbrella”
Almost all popular services are available in IFTTT.Each service has their own set of events and actions.
Tracking Space Activities
I use IFTTT for many different ways, mostly work related scenarios but I have some fun use cases. One of the most fun thing I do with IFTTT is to use NASA’s events about space activity (when there is a new launch with astronauts going into space), I send a message to my slack channel named “space”. This way I see astronauts went to space and often I check their wikipedia page, their achievements etc…