What are Syndication Tools?


If the first revolution in electronic publishing was making publishing platforms accessible to anyone, the next phase is the linking of these platforms together to produce new combinations and new types of content via conditional syndication tools. One such tool is Yahoo Pipes, and now more recently and prominently we are doing this with services like IFTTT (If This Then That). The power to syndicate content to multiple platforms easily is now within reach of those without significant programming experience.

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