Hello, I've written some bots on Twitter, all just for fun, and I don't mean to annoy anyone at all. If you say something which triggers a response, and you would like to not have that happen, just contact me here with your Twitter handle, and I'll add you to the block list. You can also just ping me on Twitter if you prefer.
The bots are:
- @cat_in_field – a cat playing in a field.
- @wayback_exe) – a bot that generates screenshots of some of the oldest pages online via the Wayback Machine. Learn more here.
- @botgle – a bot that runs multi-player games of Boggle four times a day. Learn more here.
- @kaleid_o_bot which takes an image and makes it seem like you are viewing it through a kaleidoscope. Definitely a bit of a work in progress. You can read a little more about it here.
- @IMG2ASCII which will take an incoming image and make it look like ASCII art. You can read more about it here.
- @UShouldFrameIt which takes images on Twitter and puts them in a picture frame.
- @ARealRiver which generates a river from emoji characters. The river meanders randomly from tweet to tweet, passing cities, houses, etc, as it flows.
- @RTsFromSpace follows a list of NASA and other space-based accounts, and it retweets popular tweets from that list. I made this because I like following those accounts but they generate a lot of noise that I'd rather not deal with.
- @EarthRoverBot is an imaginary rover traveling from Maine to California. You can issue commands to help it on its way.
- @USPrisons is listing all of the prisons in the USA.
- @StckMrktStatus generates fake, but occasionally plausible reports for why a stock went up or down.
- @SearchTheSearch watches for Twitter searches posted to Twitter, and then tweets them out. Sometimes they are interesting.
- @only_a_comment posts an internet comment, but devoid of any context. Based on justthecomments.com.
- @DarmokBot which tweets in Tamarian, the language from the Star Trek TNG episode 'Darmok'.
- @PedanticMagick which invents interesting and very specific magic spells.
- @SpaceJamCheck, which monitors the ancient website for Space Jam.
- @mitchc2_ebooks, my own not inspiring ebooks account
- @eachtown which is iterating through every populated place in America.
- @LifehackLifehax which repurposes 'lifehack' content from Twitter and generates random advice. Some of it is pretty good!
- @horoscopish which generates randomish horoscopes just as good as the real ones.
- @happened_today, which tweets out events that happened on this day in history.
- @for_a_dollar, which was triggered by any mention of Robocop. Bixby retired in January 2014.
- @iaminigomontoya @iaminigomontoya, which responds to the word "inconceivable!", but only if you are a follower. retired
- @Betelgeuse_3, which responds to saying 'beetlejuice' three times.
- @initech_bill, which responds to a number of terms from Office Space but only if you are a follower. retired
- @mirror_magick, which responds to "mirror mirror on the wall". retired
How Do I Make My Own Bot?
The code I use is written in Ruby. I've made it into a library called Chatterbot, which is available on Github. Use it for good, not evil.