Twittering II: Electric Boogaloo

by Michael Rogers

Yeah, I’m tweeting even more

So okay.

Before she died three years ago, my mother had a Twitter account she began in 2009. It’s ten years old now.

Basically, she posted three times to it, got bored, and went back to what she was doing with Facebook.

A couple of weeks ago, I began reading up on Twitter bots. I read different accounts about how Twitter is anywhere between fifteen percent to possibly nearly all bot users.

Well, bots and Donald Trump.

The more I thought about it, the more intriguing it became. I could create a Twitter bot. I could have it post stuff for me. I dunno…

I read somewhere else that really old accounts weren’t targeted by Twitter because, they’re like…

Old.

So it occurred to me to resurrect my mother’s old account and try botting with it.

I never got that far.

It just seemed useless, ultimately.

I got as far as “damnaging” it, making it @damnagedotnet as opposed to @damnagedotcomI gave it some snazzy b-roll graphics that didn’t get used anywhere else and away I went. I mean, after all, I have the two domains, so why not?

I left the original three posts my mom did up because I didn’t have the heart to take ’em down.

So now you’ll see two Twitter feeds in my side bar.

I might bot with it in the future, just to play around. The concept still intrigues me. I’m trying to keep the memes different to avoid repetition. I might set up some bot scripts on one of the servers to do it for me in the near future though.

Maybe…