October 17th, 2008

Twitter Bots.. They’re alive!!

I’m a big fan of using twitter because it can be used as a chat client or just plain mini-blogging.  It’s also fun to network with people and to see what others are doing.  For awhile, Marco Ponce would tweet about nothing but his cool jacuzzi.  He would tweet about it every night! lol

Anyway, this post isn’t about jacuzzis, but about twitter bots.  What is a twitter bot, you ask?  It’s basically an automated program that takes information from a direct message and does something with it.  For example, for you Google Calendar fans out there, there is a Google Calendar twitter bot that will post an event to your Google Calendar.  For example:

d gCal Write a post about twitter bots tonight 7pm

d gCal Make sure to buy some more soy milk and protein powder tomorrow

Another one is a Weather Twitter Bot.  You just direct message this bot and it returns with the forecast:

d forecast 90210

d forecast Los Angeles, CA

Cool huh?? Anyway, here’s a couple lists of some other twitter bots that I’ve found:

10 Most Useful Twitter Bots List

10 Bots to Help You Get the Most From Twitter

 

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4 Responses to “Twitter Bots.. They’re alive!!”

Cherrie says:
October 23rd, 2008 at 11:56 pm

useless?? lol jk i like twitter it’s fun!!!!

JasperP says:
October 24th, 2008 at 12:05 am

Twitter is FUN!

Katy says:
February 5th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Hi,

I find useful these two twitter bots: @getsond is to have some fun when you listen your favourite songs and @twtask helps you to to create tasks directly from twitter.

Sam Harding says:
March 16th, 2009 at 12:41 am

Great post, as always you’ve hit the nail on the head.

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