How to create a Twitter bot

This is the second of a two-part series on Twitter bots. This post discusses how to create them. The previous post covers what they are and some examples. I write all my Twitter bots in Python, so I'll focus on that in this post. That being said, you can write…

What is a Twitter bot?

This is the first of a two-part series on Twitter bots. This covers what they are and some examples. The next post discusses how to create them. Those of you who know me personally probably know about my fascination with bots: Wikipedia bots, IRC bots, Tumblr bots... and especially Twitter…

The rise of the cyberbot

When I first saw Darius Kazemi's Cyberpunk Fiction Machine, all I could think of were the various tech-related articles that try to make things sound more hacker-y and doom-and-gloom by prefixing every noun with "cyber". Take for example "Hostile Takeover: Now the NSA Wants to Snoop on…