Ever see a “bot” automatically (and eerily) answering questions on Twitter and wish you could make one yourself? Guess what? You can!
There’s a Twitter bot that not only answers questions, it shares its source code – so you can copy it and make a creepy little assistant of your very own!
In his post explaining the process, Agarwal claims you can do this in five minutes, but don’t judge yourself too harshly if you can’t. There appear to be quite a few steps and just reading through the directions the first time around will likely take five minutes. At least it did for me:
The bot uses Wolfram Alpha to run. And aw, isn’t that cute – it thinks that’s its name:
Wolfram|Alpha “introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.”
- Date & time
- Time zones
- How members of your family are related
- And more
So what are you waiting for? Check out the source code Agarwal freely offers and get to work! And feel free to post a link to your bot in the comments.
(Robot image from Shutterstock)