A few tiny programs that automatically update their own Twitter accounts.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Industrial Complex tweets a random industrial complex. Explore the depths of late capitalism!
Keep Calm generates and tweets random "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters four times a day.