Well this week was definitely an interesting but odd week all together. I learned that you can create a bot that can send out tweets or information in general for you without me having to type it up myself. I learned that bots are basically a whole different entity that sends out its own information. All I had to do was set it up and it did everything on it’s own. I find it really weird because it acts like a actual person would when sending out tweets but no one is actually typing it, the bot it. This just shows how much technology has advanced and also how dangerous the internet world can be. You never really know if you are talking to a real person or a bot.
When do the bot poetry detention, I did ok. There were some that you could tell it was said by a bot by the structure and the way it written but then there were some that were created in an odd way but it was done by a person and not a bot. So I thought that it was a little difficult to tell whether something was written by a bot or a person. I didn’t do that well but I learned how to decipher some, so that’s a step in the right direction.
So after this activity, we had to create twitter bots. I felt that it was actually one of the assignments we’ve had thus far in the semester that was a little confusing and challenging for me, but I was so relieved when I was finished setting it up. When creating it I had to make sure I set it up in a way that it made sense. So when giving it a voice, I had to keep in mind that I had to usual proper sentence structure because I wanted to make it sound like it knew was it was talking about. I wanted to try to not make it as noticeable as possible that it was a bot. Also, it interacts with my twitter communication by asking my classmates on twitter their thoughts on games. I also engaged in botversation by answering the questions that were asked of me by the bots that my classmates set up. I think that with the set up of these bots, it influenced not only myself but my classmates to look at everything we did this semester in a different perspective. When doing this, I did really interact with any other bots besides those created by my peers.
This is the one I did in the beginning of the week.
This second one is from after sending all my bot tweets.
The difference wasn’t really much. It still shows that I am not a bot, so maybe I’m doing this bot thing all wrong hahah!
I think that there are positive uses of bots because it can get information out that maybe a regular person might not write about. It is creative because bots can do or be about anything. They can also be used for entertainment. I am not really crazy about this whole bot thing so I am not really sure how I would use it, but I do enjoy reading other different types of bots.