Making Twitter Bots

I’ve discovered that making twitter bots is the easiest thing in the world. You can follow these instructions to make the basic sort. I’ve just launched a bot which delivers facts about D&D. I’ve been enjoying the IF-related bots (like @YouAreCarrying and @IFInspiration), and I’m intrigued to see what else people come up with.

The IF Name Generator would make a fun twitter bot.

Yes! Relatedly, it looks like I’m late to the party in discovering Pentametron. It’s a bot that finds tweets in iambic pentameter and pairs them up in rhyming couplets and it’s just about the greatest thing ever. Often there are startling thematic connections:

i really badly want a fountain pen…
I never wanna fall in love again
Just want a milkshake from suburban wow
I really want a stuffed alpaca now


There’s nothing sweeter than her sleepy voice
Is homosexuality a choice?

that is several kinds of awesome.

Having just revisited the Zork universe, I’ve been munching on a “Frobozz Spell Generator” bot. Maybe I should twittify it…