Twitter bots

Twitter is a popular social networking service that "enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". [Wikipedia]

Twitter can be used as a device-independent, global command line that sits on top of a large user-base.

-- Twitter Fan Wiki, January 2008

Despite the rules concerning the Twitter API use having gotten stricter throughout the years, Twitter remains a popular network for bot makers and enthusiasts, which can be easily proved by the variety of bots hosted on it:

Some example bots include:

Lists of Twitter bots

Lists managed by the Botwiki team

General

See also

Science, education

Non-English bots

For even more Twitter bots visit botdb.gameology.org/bot-list, bot.community, or the Twitter Fan Wiki.

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Communities

#botALLY

There is a small, very loosely connected community exchanging updates under the #botALLY hashtag.

The term "bot ally" was originally coined by @BooDooPerson and is mistakenly believed to be connected to the "Gamergate Controversy" (source).

Darius Kazemi, often seen as the leading figure of the #botALLY "movement" organizes the Bot Summit events, speaks publicly about his work, and generally contributes to the Twitter botmaking ecosystem (some of his projects include corpora, and wordfilter).

Darius notes on the purpose of #botALLY:

#botALLY is ​primarily​ here to provide emotional support and camaraderie and to celebrate people's work and encourage participation. It is only secondarily about discussion of the art and craft of making bots, and that is a far, far, FAR second-place priority.

Further reading

Return to the Bots page, learn how to make one, or look at some of the tools used for making Twitter bots.

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