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Twitter bots 4 momz!

A trio of parenting-related Twitter bots: @FakeMomAdvice, @FakePregAdvice, and @TrendyNames. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Sep 24, 2015 - 0 comments

Space Stories

A Twitter bot that randomly generates tiny space stories. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention on Sep 1, 2015 - 8 comments

Villanelle Bot: Poems Written by Twitter

A bot that writes poems poems in the villanelle form, built using Twitter posts from random people. The poems live on Tumblr, and are announced @villanellebot. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Aug 27, 2015 - 8 comments

The Ephemerides

A bot that pairs randomly selected images from outer planet space probes with computer-generated poems. Also available on Tumblr. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Aug 20, 2015 - 3 comments

Grocery Gawker: Checking out the checkout lane

At the supermarket, I’m often fascinated by what the person in line ahead of me is buying. I can't help it. I surreptitiously observe. I wonder. Sometimes I judge. I know I'm not alone in this. Grocery Gawker is all about those little checkout scenes. [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Jun 10, 2015 - 8 comments

What Do You Want, A Medal?

@wdywam gives self-congratulatory twitterers what they claim to deserve.
posted by Jonathan Harford on Jun 9, 2015 - 9 comments

Four Twitter bots I've made over the past few months.

@man_products: products for men, @lady_products: products for ladies, @likeuberbut, a terrible startup idea generator and @medrobot, which reminds you to take your medications. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 7, 2015 - 2 comments

Odd Vice

I made a thing that tweets weird mashed-up VICE headlines. Some of them are funny I think, if you're familiar with VICE.
posted by frenetic on May 27, 2015 - 4 comments


CopsCases is a bot that tweets when police, sheriff or state police/trooper/patrol agencies are sued in federal court. It tweets the lawsuit's number, name and state it was filed in. It links to the plaintiff's complaint (and amended complaint if there is one) and the defendant's response. Post on what courts aren't included and other limitations.
posted by not_the_water on May 20, 2015 - 0 comments


Are you alarmed about these new snake people? No?! You should be! So, here's a bot that gathers news about their doings for you. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on May 19, 2015 - 5 comments

Expansive Thoughts, a Tweet Splitter/Separator

Split messages and comments into 140 character chunks. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 17, 2015 - 3 comments

Reporting, Reviewing, and Responding to Harassment on Twitter

For three weeks last November, Women, Action, and the Media accepted harassment reports that they escalated to Twitter, collecting data on the experience of harassment and the process of reporting it. Our team of academics have published a comprehensive report on what they found. [more inside]
posted by honest knave on May 14, 2015 - 2 comments

Twitter-based Pluto "Facts"

In commemoration of the impending flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons mission, I have created a twitter account, inspired by other such "fact" oriented accounts as @CatTipps, @FactsAboutEggs. Will publish a fact or two about Pluto every day up through the NASA flyby, or as long as the inspiration lasts.
posted by Devils Rancher on May 2, 2015 - 0 comments


Ten morbidly modern sources of the dreads in daily life.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 14, 2015 - 6 comments

Wolf Proverbs

@wolfproverbs is a twitter bot that tweets the collected wit and wisdom of wolves - not translated into English, but you can often get the gist of it. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Apr 2, 2015 - 2 comments

Every Non-Word

A bot that tweets random combinations of English syllables. [more inside]
posted by rottytooth on Mar 25, 2015 - 10 comments


For those tired of choosing between fighting 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses, WYRF generates other options. "Would you rather fight 1 thunderstorm-sized clown or 1000 clown-sized thunderstorms?" [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Mar 24, 2015 - 11 comments


A sampling of log statements as they get pushed to Github (a site that hosts open source code). Logs usually contain human-readable messages that are used by programmers to give themselves an idea of what's going on in the case that their software is having problems or behaving unexpectedly.
posted by ignignokt on Mar 19, 2015 - 0 comments

Books for (Washington) DC

As part of Open Data Day DC, I began the Books for DC (aka 'booksfordc') project with the goal of increasing user engagement with the DC Public Library's many wonderful resources. Last month, I wrote a web scraper that publishes a Twitter feed of new additions to the DCPL book catalog. And I just released a Chrome browser extension that lets you know what books and ebooks are available at the DCPL when browsing Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble. [more inside]
posted by waninggibbon on Mar 15, 2015 - 6 comments

A Twitter bot that draws your code

@dupdupdraw is a Twitter bot that tries to make up programs to draw things on its own and also draws what you tweet at it. Look at the favorites for a quick Best Of, or read a quick intro or the more thorough README. All programs are valid, and the worst that can happen is you get a random solid color.
posted by 23 on Feb 24, 2015 - 1 comment

Desire Bot: A Twitter Bot That Re-Posts What the World Wants

This is a Twitter bot that re-posts tweets it finds beginning with the phrase "I just want..." It then pulls the nouns from the message, and uses those words to search Flickr for a matching image. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Feb 6, 2015 - 15 comments

INTERESTING.JPG: deep-learning AI looking at news photographs

@INTERESTING_JPG is a twitter bot that takes news photographs and runs them through a computer-vision caption generating system. [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Jan 26, 2015 - 5 comments


@autocompleterap is a Twitter bot that combines rap lyrics (from ohhla - scraping courtesy of @beaugunderson) and Google search autocomplete suggestions. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jan 14, 2015 - 2 comments

Global Voices - News About Japan

Since September 2014 I have contributed stories about Japan as Global Voices' Japan Editor. I report on what Japanese people are actually saying about the news on Twitter, in blogs, and on 2chan (somewhat similar to Reddit). Often I can find eyewitness accounts (in Japanese) to what's happening in the news, sometimes even scooping Western news outlets. It's all about presenting an authentic, slightly quirky take on current events in Japan.
posted by Nevin on Jan 6, 2015 - 0 comments

Play-by-Twitter 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

I am going to attempt to run an AD&D campaign played over Twitter. The project is currently in the planning/incubating/looking-for-players phase. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Jan 6, 2015 - 131 comments

Twicery: Twitter keyword monitoring

A user on Quora asked "Are there any free or cheap tools that would enable me to monitor a keyword and be notified whenever somebody over a certain follower threshold (say, 100,000) used it in a tweet?" I thought it was a great idea, so I built it. Specify Twitter keywords, set a minimum follower count, and receive an email when a suitably popular account tweets about it. You can also exclude retweets and filter out chosen accounts.
posted by quarantine on Dec 24, 2014 - 4 comments

Flagged as Fantastic, a MetaFilter-related Twitter account pointing out excellence

An independently-run MetaFilter-related project that tweets to all followers anything I've flagged as "fantastic". [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 28, 2014 - 1 comment


@eventuallybot is a Twitter bot that generates short films in GIF format, sourced from shreds of random YouTube clips. The films all tell stories, but sometimes the stories don't make a lot of sense. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Nov 23, 2014 - 2 comments

MetaFilter Deletion Reasons Twitter Bot

Tweeting MetaFilter post deletion reasons at @mefideleted to celebrate the wise and gentle hand of moderation reaching from the heart to the edge of our community. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Nov 21, 2014 - 5 comments

Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, California: My brewery tour

I took my first brewery tour at the Firestone Walker Brewing Company and tweeted my experience. This tour took place Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Paso Robles, California. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 28, 2014 - 0 comments

Rereading #TheStand

I am rereading Stephen King's The Stand and tweeting one chapter's worth of quotes, analysis, criticism, and background per day at @WeHadADealKyle. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 27, 2014 - 2 comments

Every Curd

Tweeting all the delicious dairy products, in alphabetical order. @everycurd is my tribute to [mefi's own!] @aparrish's classic twitter bot @everyword, whose task is now complete.
posted by moonmilk on Sep 1, 2014 - 0 comments

Library of Emoji

We all know that many new emoji were recently added to the Unicode standard. What we don't know is what emoji will be added in the years to come. Library of Emoji is a Twitter bot that speculates, several times each day, on what new emoji might appear in future Unicode revisions—emoji that today may seem unreasonable, but someday may be commonplace: COOKWARE SYMBOL. MOUTHPART. PRIAPIC SYMBOL FOR UNICYCLIST WATERLOO. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Jul 18, 2014 - 3 comments


A Twitter bot that posts tributes to befitting each god! Banner by Metroid Baby. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jul 1, 2014 - 1 comment

Augur: iPhone App That Uses Twitter to Predict the Future

Augur is an iPhone app that displays random Twitter posts, and attempts to provide both advice and prophesy. Pulling from a growing list of keywords, the app ignores any Twitter posts containing links, images, #hashtags, or @mentions. It also parses out any first person mention (I, Me, Myself) and tries to present Twitter posts containing second personal conditionals (You will, You shall, etc). [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jun 25, 2014 - 6 comments

Keepskor: Build games around the people you follow on Twitter and Instagram [iOS]

Do you use Twitter? Instagram? Don't you wish there was a more fun way to look at the feeds than just a list of tweets? With Keepskor, you can build mini-games ("Who said it?" or "Who shot it are our first ones) that allow you to challenge this vs. that. [more inside]
posted by TNLNYC on Apr 9, 2014 - 3 comments

Egress Methods

Paul Simon claimed that there must be fifty ways to leave your lover, but in his famous song he named far fewer than that. Egress Methods, a twitter bot, fulfills the promise that Mr. Simon could not—and then some—tweeting a randomly generated formula for lover-leaving every few hours, from now into eternity. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Mar 20, 2014 - 5 comments


Picflood presents an unfiltered stream of pictures publicly posted to Twitter, updated in real time, with or without a filter for text in the tweet. Because of the specific Twitter API stream that Picflood hooks into, users see only a small subset of Twitter photos, but they still come through fast enough that it's hard to fully process each image before it disappears. Very NSFW.
posted by quarantine on Jan 27, 2014 - 3 comments


Spare yourself the anguish of vainly trying to tweet a 118-character pull quote. [more inside]
posted by daveliepmann on Jan 22, 2014 - 2 comments

Twitter: @FactsAboutEggs

Joke facts about eggs, on Twitter
posted by aubilenon on Dec 3, 2013 - 2 comments

Pizza Clones

You've heard this one: "Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself." Pizza Clones is a Twitter bot that attempts to imitate this joke and elaborate on it, replacing the noun, adjective and condition with stuff it randomly finds on Twitter. Examples: "Every house is an open house unless you have NO pants on"; "Every weekend is a normal weekend if you regret at least one decision"; "Every time is an appropriate time if it wasn't for my aunt Barbara." [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Nov 25, 2013 - 2 comments

EuropeanaBot - finder of weird stuff, cat pictures and unicorns

Twitter bots are a way that lets digital collections speak for themselves. EuropeanaBot tweets random images from the European Digital Library that are related to news items, Nobel prize winners, Wikipedia entries, historical dates, etc. The Bot also likes cat pictures, unicorns and is a fan of MC Hammer. [more inside]
posted by ironicon on Nov 22, 2013 - 0 comments

Applebee's emotionally unstable twitter account

Applebee's twitter account is by turns defensive, insecure, and angry with occasional delusions of grandeur.
posted by kingfelix on Oct 29, 2013 - 1 comment

Really, NOTHING is sadder?

A Twitter account of things that are sadder than things people on Twitter think nothing is sadder than.
posted by missjenny on Oct 14, 2013 - 6 comments

Twitter: @HardSciFiMovies

It's a Twitter account that posts premises for hard sci-fi movies
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Oct 8, 2013 - 4 comments

the sounds of twitter

The sound of a cork popping out of a wine bottle, the sound of metal shoe tips on wet cobbles, the sound a dollop of yogurt makes, the sound of small shuffling footsteps on a tennis court, the sound of my dogs arse after him eating half an easter egg, the sound of hooves on pavement. I find sounds described on twitter.
posted by moonmilk on Jul 27, 2013 - 3 comments

Twitter Anagram Hunter

Anagramatron searches for anagrammatical pairs of tweets, the cream of which are retweeted and posted to an associated tumblr. Source on github.
posted by cmyr on Jul 3, 2013 - 10 comments


Boost your vocabulary with these fiercely plausible words and definitions. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Apr 22, 2013 - 5 comments


I made a dumb thing. It makes those memes where you see the Shibu Inu dog's internal monologue, but with parts of tweets. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Apr 21, 2013 - 6 comments


A simple web toy for creating absurdly-crude tweetable pixel art. Warning: squinting may be required. [more inside]
posted by malevolent on Jan 28, 2013 - 9 comments

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