Welcome to the age of novelty Twitter accounts, where animals, inanimate objects and other nonhuman entities speak their mind regularly: A pigeon with a foul mouth and a fouler demeanor. San Francisco's famous fog. Even the universe.
While we're all aware of the annoyingly persistent porno bots that spew spam from the deep, dark crevices of Twitter, there are a few well-crafted bots that can enhance your microblogging experience by offering whimsical, informative, and otherwise clever tweets.
Twitter bots — zombie accounts that auto-follow and send junk tweets hawking questionable wares and services — can be an annoyance to anyone who has even a modest number of followers. But increasingly, Twitter bots are being used as a tool to suppress political dissent, as evidenced by an ongoing flood of meaningless tweets directed at hashtags popular for tracking Tibetan protesters who are taking a stand against Chinese rule.
Half of everyone on Twitter is a fake entity (and probably follows Newt Gingrich). Of those fake people, a small portion are bots who will hilariously talk to you when you say some random thing. Let’s check out some of the best one.
Thousands of Twitter accounts apparently created in advance to blast automated messages are being used to drown out Tweets sent by bloggers and activists this week who are protesting the disputed parliamentary elections in Russia, security experts said.
The founders are keeping mum about their secret formula, but insist that it is governed by something more than just related key words, but less than artificial intelligence. "We’re still unsure what they are too."
If you’ve ever been bemused by the large numbers of attractive, scantily-dressed ladies that find and follow you on Twitter, only to disappear a few days later, this article could hold the answer. Twitter bots are often characterised by their incomprehensible feed, websites with obscene content in their names, and their profile pictures, which often feature gorgeous girls.
Are you bemused by complicated London bus timetables, the TfL website and which bus is going to come first? Well that is where a very cool twitter account called “When’s My Bus” can step in and rescue you. The idea is simple, you tweet @whensmybus with the bus number, your location or geotag and its replies within minutes with any route information it has plus the time of the next bus.
Kuwait Paper Dump have released a twitter bot (@KPDBot) with some pretty cool features. The bot currently only understands two commands which are basically all you’ll ever need from a restaurant. You can either tell the bot to give you the phone number of a restaurant or to send you a PDF file of their menu.
ICanStalkU is a twitterbot Twitter-analyzing service that seeks out Twitter users who transmit their location in the photos they tweet and generates responses like "ICanStalkU was able to stalk @XXXXXXXXXX at http://maps.google.com/?q=35.5371666667,139.510166667," with the stated purpose of "Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing."
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