My first Twitter bot! I made a bot that randomly tweets entries from Thompson's Motif-Index of Folk Literature. It's intended for divination and creative problem solving, along the lines of Oblique Strategies. [more inside]
@BardVs45 uses the 1990s era Shakespearean insult generator to respond to tweets from Trump. [more inside]
Eeeeeeey it's a twitter bot that takes two of my photos (selected from twitter, instagram, and the dark cave of my hard drive) and mashes them together. Want to do it yourself? Here's the source code.
My first Twitter bot project! I trained a Markov chain generator on ~2500 Guided By Voices / Robert Pollard song & record titles, and set it loose to generate fairly believable GBV song names. Song titles from the wonderful Guided By Voices Database.
It's a pair of Twitter bots: Pokémon in the NYPL, which sends Pokémon into the depths of the New York Public Library Digital Collections, and Pokémon in Space!, which uses the Astronomy Picture of the Day as a guide for Pokémon space exploration. [more inside]
Every few hours, this Twitterbot picks two random artists, then pairs them up with a random song to cover. The result is a randomly generated duet that doesn't exist...but totally should.
Doo doo doo! This is Link finding things on the web and holding them up for you to see, as he does! Except he's doing it on Twitter instead of your NES, which doesn't even work unless you hold in the cartridge a certain way.
This bot fills out the "___ in the street but a ___ in the sheets" snowclone (originating from "a lady in the street but a freak in the sheets") in various different ways.
A Twitterbot showcasing exciting adventures in DUNSÖNs & DRAGGANs 1st Edition - a fantastical/Scandinavian world of monsters, treasure, good value furniture, and stylish storage solutions. Enter if you dare! Also can you pick up some bag clips for me? And some meatballs. And grab one of those cool lamps. Ages 12 and up. Requires 20-sided hex wrench (included). [more inside]
@goddamn_factbot delivers you facts, wrapped in some consarn curses, because that's the goddamn way you want to hear them! [more inside]
Metroid Baby, EndsOfInvention, and I have put together @contingencymsgs, a Twitter bot that alerts you about various fictional emergency situations.
I put together a website dedicated to my all-time favorite game, Otherfoot (mentioned previously in my 2006 FPP about ink-and-paper games). Otherfoot is a card game, played with a newly-created homemade deck every time. Gameplay is similar to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity (pre-dating the latter), with key differences laid out in the FAQ (and reposted below). The game concept was developed by friends of my brother, and I've derived a lot of joy from playing Otherfoot with old and new friends for more than 10 years. [more inside]
Here is a twitter bot with random emoji followed by the 💨 emoji, which of course is totally a fart cloud. [more inside]
Instar Books just released a book version of my Twitter bot @everyword, which tweeted every word in the English language over the course of seven years (2007 to 2014). The book includes the entire run of the bot, with favorite and retweet counts for each word, along with an introduction by me in which I talk about the bot's origins and how running a (modestly) high-profile Twitter account came to affect my life. [more inside]
I got a bit fed up of the lazy attack journalism on the recently elected Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. So I did what you should always do when you see something lazy and formulaic, I made a twitter bot. Made, and hosted by, Cheapbotsdonequick.com [more inside]
A quick and spooky twitterbot for October. 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make bones mean so many different things.'
A Twitter bot based on quotes from the character "Frau Blücher" in Mel Brook's 1974 comedy, Young Frankenstein. [more inside]
A trio of parenting-related Twitter bots: @FakeMomAdvice, @FakePregAdvice, and @TrendyNames. [more inside]
A Twitter bot that randomly generates tiny space stories. [more inside]
This bot creates knock knock jokes by hitting up autocomplete on Google. This is perhaps the dumbest bot of all time. And yet! I am compelled to share amazing jokes like these.
Why spend time and effort coming up with "Uber, but for _____" jokes when you can put a robot to work to do it for you? [more inside]
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.
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]
@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]
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.
@INTERESTING_JPG is a twitter bot that takes news photographs and runs them through a computer-vision caption generating system. [more inside]
@autocompleterap is a Twitter bot that combines rap lyrics (from ohhla - scraping courtesy of @beaugunderson) and Google search autocomplete suggestions. [more inside]
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.