XKCD does it again, with one of the most genius comics I’ve ever seen. Is It Worth the Time?” is a handy chart showing how much time you can invest in automating any recurring task in order to save time, on balance, over five years.
As a person who is obsessed with automation, this is pure genius. My whole online existence is automated using IFTTT, a website that changed my life. Everything I use from this blog to my tumblr to Pinterest to Facebook to Twitter is connected to everything else.