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Bot Makers

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A collection of bot makers and professor types attend an online bot convention to talk about Twitter bots and more.

There are many fun and thought provoking Twitter bots. How do you find them? Where do you begin to understand these bots, how they work, what their creators intended, and other details? A bot maker, Darius Kazemi, hosted an online conference in late November 2013 with people interested in bots. Here’s the video of the full conference. The IRC chat log is linked below. And I’ve dug out links for each of the participants so you can explore further.

Bot Summit: November 23, 2013

http://tinysubversions.com/2013/11/bot-summit/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs2w-8DSDGQ/a>
https://gist.github.com/dariusk/7628132

Adam Parrish on @everyword (18:00)

https://twitter.com/everyword
https://twitter.com/aparrish
https://github.com/aparrish
http://www.decontextualize.com/

Tully Hansen on Bot Taxonomy (58:00)

https://twitter.com/tullyhansen
http://blog.tullyhansen.com/

Leonardo Flores on I ♥ E-Poetry Bot Resource (1:30)

http://leonardoflores.net/
https://twitter.com/Leonardo_UPRM
http://iloveepoetry.com/
http://iloveepoetry.com/?tag=leonardo-flores

Matt Schneider on Tools and Deployment (1:43)

http://buchstauben.com/
https://twitter.com/mattlaschneider
http://iloveepoetry.com/?tag=matt-schneider

Darius Kazemi on Ethics of Bot-Making (2:15)

http://tinysubversions.com/
https://twitter.com/tinysubversions
https://github.com/dariusk

Ben Abraham on False Flag Bot (2:35)

http://iam.benabraham.net/
https://twitter.com/10rdBen
https://twitter.com/FalseFlagBot
https://twitter.com/FalseFlagBot_

Rob Dubbin on Ed Taters Bot (2:45)

http://talkingpet.org/
https://twitter.com/robdubbin
https://twitter.com/EdTaters
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/11/the-rise-of-twitter-bots.html

Leonard Richardson on Real Human Praise Bot (2:49)

http://www.crummy.com/self/
http://www.crummy.com/
http://www.crummy.com/features/
https://twitter.com/leonardr
https://twitter.com/RealHumanPraise

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