POST: Your First Twitter Bot, in 20 Minutes 4

Peter Organisciak (University of Illinois) has written a short tutorial, “Your First Twitter Bot, in 20 Minutes,” taking readers through the process of creating a twitter account that automatically tweets according to programmatic specifications (a “bot”).

To implement a bot usually requires some programming, some data wrangling, and a server. However, it can be easier. By patching together some open datasets and a hosted version of a generative grammar, I’ll describe how to build a simple bot in 20 minutes.

Organisciak uses a combination of Tracery and Cheap Bots Done Quick, along with Corpora, an working set of thematic corpora collected for use in “the creation of weird internet stuff.”

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