The way IFTTT works is that you connect your various services and devices, and then you create "recipes" where one service triggers another. There are almost 5000 recipes that people have created using Twitter, and you can use their recipes or you can create your own. You can get an idea from some of the Twitter recipes shown here:
Looking through IFTTT, you might also find some other ways you can use this automator, completely separate from Twitter. It's a powerful tool, and you can learn a lot from seeing the recipes that others have created!
NEXT STEP => And now... it's time to look at a Twitter tool that I personally find extremely useful: Inoreader.