Bot or Not will tell you if a Twitter account is run by a social bot

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
May 7, 2014
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  1. Twitter is closing in on a billion user accounts but as we looked at last month, nearly half of those accounts have never published a single tweet. And even if an account is active, that doesn't mean it's legit as...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,922   +2,281

    Turns out, I'm a bot. Didn't even see that coming, probably getting rusty, must change oil or something...
    Last edited: May 7, 2014
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,279

    It needs a bit of work... OK, a lot of work. It reckons I must be a bot and it doesn't know if my wife is a bot or not, all it gives are red (!!!)
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 5,119   +4,178

    I can't tell you how relieved I am to find out I'm not a bot. After watching all of Battlestar Galactica (2004) this past year, I was starting to doubt the certainty of my humanity. If not for these researchers at IU, I don't know what I would have done.
  5. I may just start my own messaging service and add 1 trillion bots ready to go.

    Then I will IPO in the second month and value each bot at $100. Then Mark Suckerberg will get all paranoid and stop slaughtering his dinner to sign a big fat cheque and buy it.

    Then I will buy Lithuania and a big fur coat.
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +70

    Seems like tweaktown. It copies every article from Techspot, but changes the narration.

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