And now, the #bots edition!
@dscovr_epic - awesome hourly photos of the Earth from space.
@aquarium - like that but with fish! Very cute.
@releasebot - useful for keeping up with latest versions of Mastodon.
@xkcd - xkcd comics as they newly appear on xkcd.com.
@poem_exe - lil haiku-like poems.
You know @bizbot ?
When you mention it, you get a business card with a nice arrangement of details on it, very visual.
I'm wondering if something similar could be done for tarot cards? I like the idea of getting a personalised reading when I mention a tarot bot, plus beautiful artwork!
consensus building via bots Show more
If you were to go look at pro-trump hashtags on #twitter, you'd find a lot of traffic. 24 hours a day. Post pro-Trump stuff, from accounts where nobody ever sleeps.
A lot of the content comes from #bots. The follow and retweet each other. This prevents others from hijacking the #hashtags. It also creates an illusion of consensus and momentum. In politics, momentum is everything.
I like to check the federated feed.
It's always fresh and has more perspectives than just those I would find to follow on my own.
One annoyance for me is when I spend too long trying to parse a toot only to realize that it was created by some Markov chain bot or whatever.
Thank goodness for the mute function! 🙌🏽
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