W7/2017: Introduction to Twitter Bots: Making and Deploying Bots to Amuse, Confuse, and Toil
There are many species of bot inhabiting twitter. To push the ecological metaphor further, they all fill various niches. Some are good, and some are evil. In this workshop, we’ll examine a number of different bots and consider the uses and abuses to which they have been put. If you’ve always wondered what that whole ‘_ebooks’ thing was about, all will be revealed. We will build and deploy bots of whimsy, and activist bots. Bots that respond, and bots that create. We’ll look at protest bots, and bots that exist just to inspire joy.
Instructor: Shawn Graham (Carleton University)