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A Six-Legged Robot Spider That Tweets Isolated, Lonely Thoughts

A Six-Legged Robot Spider That Tweets Isolated, Lonely Thoughts | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Meet the world’s first spider with a Twitter account.
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Fakes & Hacks on Twitter - Forbes

Fakes & Hacks on Twitter - Forbes | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
My Twitterstream was abuzz these last few days over this little app that could discern what percentage of one's Twitter followers were Fake, Inactive or Good.
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Cats, whales and empty seats: The best nonhuman Twitter feeds - CNN

Cats, whales and empty seats: The best nonhuman Twitter feeds - CNN | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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. 

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Twitter Bot | Twitter Spam

Twitter Bot | Twitter Spam | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Five signs that you are following a spam Twitter bot account. Twitter bot accounts often have egg profile photos, missing bios and send replicate tweets.
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The short but sweet life of @Sponsbot by Matthew Plummer Fernandez

The short but sweet life of @Sponsbot by Matthew Plummer Fernandez | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

@Sponsbot lasted nearly a whole day before Twitter suspended him. 

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Is Mitt Romney Buying Twitter Followers?

Is Mitt Romney Buying Twitter Followers? | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
I’m not saying he bought them, but Romney’s follower stats have taken a sharp and sudden rise since Friday 5PM EST. Could it be a weekend blitz? Twitter noticed.
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Man Builds Twitter Bot That Humans Actually Like

Man Builds Twitter Bot That Humans Actually Like | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

When Greg Marra built @Trackgirl, he designed her as an experiment to see if an automated program could worm its way into online networks of real people.

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Twitter Bot spam war plagues Mexico's election

Twitter Bot spam war plagues Mexico's election | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Using software bots to repeat messages, supporters of the presidential candidates are pioneering underhanded Web tactics.

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The Definitive List of Bizarre and Amusing Twitter Bots

The Definitive List of Bizarre and Amusing Twitter Bots | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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Twitter Bots Target Tibetan Protests

Twitter Bots Target Tibetan Protests | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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9 Completely Ridiculous Twitter Bots

9 Completely Ridiculous Twitter Bots | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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Hatsune Miku Gets Pork Dumpling Twitter Bot Figures

Hatsune Miku Gets Pork Dumpling Twitter Bot Figures | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Shuumai-kun is a popular automated Japanese Twitter account; the "bot" mixes and matches different words from its Twitter timeline to create the Tweets that it sends to over 170,000 followers.

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Twitter Bots Drown Out Anti-Kremlin Tweets

Twitter Bots Drown Out Anti-Kremlin Tweets | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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Inside the real economy behind fake Twitter accounts

Inside the real economy behind fake Twitter accounts | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
How online merchants are building armies of fake Twitter accounts to sell to users, businesses, and maybe even presidential candidates...
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Who's That Woman In The Twitter Bot Profile?

Who's That Woman In The Twitter Bot Profile? | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
After weeks of trying, I'd nearly found the real person behind a Twitter bot. It wasn't the person who started the bot--chances are, that was just a computer program.
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Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0%

Statistical Probability That Mitt Romney's New Twitter Followers Are Just Normal Users: 0% | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
It is virtually impossible that the former governor's recent spike in Twitter followers resulted from normal activity on the social network.
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My Twitter Bot has more Klout than I do

My Twitter Bot has more Klout than I do | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

I discovered my TwitterBot (@HangmanBot) has more Klout than I do.  In fact, it has half as much Klout as the NYTimes!

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Don't Block These 10 Hilarious Twitter Bots

Don't Block These 10 Hilarious Twitter Bots | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Not every bot is tweeting spammy links or ads. Some are downright hysterical.

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Don’t Fear the Weavr: Grow Your Own Emoting, Autonomous Twitter Bot

Don’t Fear the Weavr: Grow Your Own Emoting, Autonomous Twitter Bot | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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."

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2008: Realboy - Believable Twitter Bots

2008: Realboy - Believable Twitter Bots | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

Project Realboy is an experimental effort to create believable Twitter bots, called Realboys.

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This Bot Turns Your Tweets into Rhyming Couplets

This Bot Turns Your Tweets into Rhyming Couplets | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it
Pentametron is a website and Twitter account that uses an algorithm to find and retweet rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter.
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Gorgeous girls gone undercover: How Twitter ‘bots’ work

Gorgeous girls gone undercover: How Twitter ‘bots’ work | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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When’s My Bus twitter bot is awesome!

When’s My Bus twitter bot is awesome! | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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Twitter Bot Sends You Menus and Phone Numbers of Restaurants

Twitter Bot Sends You Menus and Phone Numbers of Restaurants | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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.

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ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location

ICanStalkU twitterbot nags Twitter users about disclosing their location | Twitter Bots | Scoop.it

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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