Twitter is well known to be gathering millions of fake accounts. In 2014, the company admitted that as many as 23 million of its active users were automated. As top twitter bots reach impressive volumes, it’s safe to say that Twitter is one of the most popular platform for bots developers. A “twitterbot” is a bot program used to produce automated tweets, replies or retweets. In total, twitterbots are estimated to create approximately 24% of tweets that are on Twitter. From “bimbots” (attractive lady bots) to complex AI-based bots, Twitter hosts a large diversity of bots and that’s why it’s interesting and a lot of fun!
Wonder what the bigger picture looks like for chatbots? Check our overview covering thousands of bots over 5 different networks.
Even if a majority of these twitterbots are seen as spammy and annoying, some creative developers found interesting use cases for this particular social network. In 2017, new bots are getting noticed and we couldn’t help but share it with you!
TOP TWITTER BOTS
@DearAssistant is a Twitter bot that will try to answer your questions just like Siri, Google Now or Cortana. It was built by Amit Agarwal, a computer science engineer who already developed several twitterbots.
@WhatTheFare is an “Uber bot”, also built by Amit Agarwal. You just have to tweet your pick-up and drop-off points and it will estimate your Uber fare!
@dscovr_epic is the perfect Twitter bot to follow if you are passionate about space. Every day, it shares a picture of mother earth from the NASA’s DSCOVR spacecraft.
@pentametron is a twitterbot looking for some poetry substance in our tweets. This bot uses the Iambic pentameter metric line to find relevant tweets, and then re-tweets them one after the another to create an everlasting poem. If you like poetry, it’s a no-brainer!
@_grammar_ is a pretty impressive and useful bot. It automatically detects tweets that have improper usage of English grammar and then posts solutions.
In 2017, more and more people are using Netflix on a regular basis and there are many releases every week. @netflix_bot tweets new releases on Netflix Instant in order to help you stay updated.
@MuseumBot is not a new bot but you should definitely follow it in 2017 if you like art. It tweets a random high-res Open Access image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, four times a day.
Because we also like funny bots at Recast.AI, we had to share with you the @choochoobot : a bot which auto-generates emoji – tweets.
Because size matters after all, @relativebot compares every day the sizes of random things! If you are a developer, you can check their GitHub repository and fork it.
Always wondering how much time you have before the end of the year? @year_progress tweets every day a progress bar for the completion of the current year.
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