One of the ways I deal with all the spaces I frequent online is with the Internet service If This, Then That (ifttt.com). Without getting into too much detail, the service works by creating recipes between many popular web apps. It’s great for backing up data, updating statuses, and many other things. Admittedly my recipes are simple. You can browse the shared recipe section to find some pretty hacky ones. I use the service for my personal accounts, but could see it being great for teaching. For example, updating a class blog with diigo links for a specific tag.
Here are some screenshots of the recipes I use:
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