Our class recently studied bots and practiced making bots ourselves. It was amazing to me to see that so many different kinds of boys exist and that there is a genuine history behind them.
I also didn’t know that making a bot could be so easy. I used SSBot, which is a tool designed by my Digital Studies professor to help others make bots. SSBot is a really nice tool because it does not require the user to have any knowledge of coding. You just click a few buttons, insert some text, and you’ve got a bot.
It was amazing to go through the process of creating a bot myself and see what it’s actually like. While some parts of creating the bot were a lot of trial and error, I was able to create this bot that posts 24 times a day (once an hour) in less than a day.
Creating this bot has really intrigued me and I’d like to experiment with SSBot and possibly create some other bots, likely poetry inspired as well.
If you’d like to check out my bot, please do! My bot is poemsby_ and it mixes together fragments of poetry by Rupi Kaur and Trista Mateer. While not everything it tweets makes sense, sometimes it sounds pretty cool.