&c.

Twitter Bots

A few tiny programs that automatically update their own Twitter accounts.

Advocacy Bots

Twitter Bot NYT Anonymous automatically tweets links to articles in the New York Times citing sources on condition of anonymity. The bot was inspired by the work of media critic Jay Rosen and New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. She subsequently mentioned the bot in one of her columns. The bot was also referenced in a journalism class at Stanford, and in the Columbia Journalism Review.

Twitter Bot WaPo Anonymous tweets links to articles in the Washington Post citing anonymous sources.

Twitter Bot NYPD edits automatically tweets anonymous edits to Wikipedia made from IP addresses registered to the New York Police Department. The bot was inspired by Kelly Weill's story in Capital New York about Wikipedia edits downplaying the NYPD's involvement in high profile cases. The bot runs on the open source code behind CongressEdits. NYPDedits was written up in The New Republic, Capital New York, and the New York Daily News.

Twitter Bot NYPD Bot monitors Google News and tweets headlines about the New York City Police Department and also blogs them automatically at nypd.news. It was created for the Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project.

Officer Bot Twitter Avatar Officer Bot monitors Google News and tweets headlines about the police misconduct and police-involved shootings around the U.S. It was inspired by NYPD Bot and the work of Campaign Zero.

Twitter Bot NYPD Diff monitors a handful of New York City Police Department web pages looking for staff changes. Also created for the Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project.

Twitter Bot FISA Bot was a real-time political satire. It expedited processing of FISA warrant requests via Twitter by automatically responding based on the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court case history. After processing 5,000 responses, the bot retired in June 2015.

Museum Bots

Inspired by the original Museum Bot and the Cooper-Hewitt GET random API call, I built a few museum bots of my own… and then a few more. These bots tweet random objects from the collections of the museums below four times a day.

Cooper-Hewitt Bot Cooper-Hewitt Bot

Twitter Bot Victoria and Albert Museum Bot

Twitter Bot Brooklyn Museum Bot

Twitter Bot Tate Museum Bot

Twitter Bot Rijks Museum Bot

Twitter Bot Philadelphia Museum of Art Bot

Twitter Bot Museum of Modern Art Bot

Twitter Bot Museum of Art and Design Bot

Twitter Bot Los Angeles County Museum of Art Bot

Twitter Bot New York Public Library Postcards Bot

Twitter Bot New York Public Library Photo Bot

Twitter Bot Ukiyo-e Bot

Random Bots

Twitter Bot Industrial Complex tweets a random industrial complex. Explore the depths of late capitalism!

Twitter Bot Keep Calm generates and tweets random "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters four times a day.