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Twitter Bot

This project uses the twitter api to automatically generate tweets based on what is commonly tweeted. It listens to the general tweetstream and captures fragments. By randomly recombining those fragments something that reads almost like real tweets appears. It also gives an interesting insight into what the average user uses twitter for.

You can checkout the code of the bot from Github. The basic strategy is not complicated. First the program samples starts of tweets and picks a common start of two words. Then based on that start of a tweet it searches twitter for the most common next word in the recent tweets.

There's a blog post that goes into some the observations around the generated stream.


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