I started working on Twitter bots as an extension of my programming hobby in 2013. Several of my bots are currently inactive and I may not revive them given Twitter's new developer guidelines. Still, I'm proud of the archives they've amassed over time, and I'm happy to share this directory for reference.Olivia Taters
always remember that you are absolutely the problem— olivia taters (@oliviataters) November 14, 2017
Algorithmic superteen covered by The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Vice, Quartz, The Guardian, The Daily Dot, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books. Here I am on WNYC's late-lamented TLDR talking with PJ Vogt about how this happened.
rankest— phase↝chase (@phasechase) March 11, 2018
Creates sequential chains of words where only one letter changes from each word to the next.
Real Human Praise
Fox & Friends is an admirable and uniquely organized roundtable about Brian Kilmeade and his brooding works of darkness. #PraiseFOX— Real Human Praise (@RealHumanPraise) March 11, 2018
A wimp walks into a bar. Bartender says, "I think i'll go away..." The wimp listens, then says, "You are fcuking weak?"— Tavern of Mirth (@TavernOfMirth) March 19, 2017
Generates jokes of the "X walks into a bar" format. Only open sometimes.
Dispatches from a neural network trained on "six-word stories," the form apocryphally attributed to Hemingway. Presented at the first installment of The Scientists at Union Hall, there's even an audio recording.
"in a war with this pokemon and i thought i was winning. i think i might have been wrong."— careful what u catch (@pokemontagion) January 7, 2018
Written in the throes of a stomach bug, finds tweets with the phrase "stomach bug" and replaces that with "pokemon."
we were promised electoral justice, instead we got my country but still— blah future (@blahfuture) March 5, 2018
Written during Jonathan Blow's 2014 talk at the NYU Game Center's PRACTICE conference, which began with the epigraph "We were promised flying cars, instead we got 140 characters."
Worst vs Worst
not feeling good enough vs being loved by a cat— worst vs worst (@worstvsworst) March 9, 2018
Nightmare scenarios compete for supremacy; made with Cat Ferguson.
City Kitchen: A Take Pie, Straight From the Farm https://t.co/IJA53CWaD9— everywordNYT (@everywordNYT) March 11, 2018
Tribute bot celebrating the conclusion of @everyword. Tweets New York Times headlines, but only the words from them that appeared in @everyword.
Rob Dubbin, Tyrannosaurus of HAT-P-23 b— Exosaurs (@Exosaurs) March 16, 2014
Dinosaurs and exoplanets, matched and named after people who follow the bot. Inspired @Exoriders by Robin Sloan, which generates a fresh character to ride each generated Exosaur.
It was time to assault the Exotherian plasma mines. 'Well,' thought Åsa, spotting Exolieutenant Piia astride Rob Dubbin, 'not quite time...'— Mounting Tension (@exoslash) May 6, 2014
The Hair in the Ancistrodon Soup #AddaWordRuinaMovie— AddAWordBot (@AddAWordBot) September 11, 2016
Hostile bot built to flood and destroy the #AddAWordRuinAMovie conversation. Its mission completed, it is now defunct.