Twitter Bot

I enjoyed the Twitter bot element of the assignment the most. Not necessarily because of the specific bot that I produced, but because I’d never worked with node.js before and found it fairly straightforward. I followed Daniel Shiffman’s Twitter bot tutorial on Youtube and his step-by-step instructions helped me gain a clear understanding of how to set up and use the tools at hand. When I finally tweeted out my first successful tweet (a la Shiffman’s direction) I was so proud of myself I took a screenshot.

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However, I spent so much of my time getting the bot set up with the twit package and my new Twitter account that I ran out of time when it came down to figuring out content. I had many initial ideas for the bot, but ended up posting images of birds because I was most interested in learning how to post from an image database (as opposed to posting from a Processing sketch, which I already knew how to do).

It's funny, because it's tweeting images of birds.

It’s funny, because it’s tweeting images of birds.

Given more time, I’d like to pursue some of my other ideas and work on creating a bot with different content now that I’m comfortable with getting one set up.