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Quakebots and Pageview Quotas: Bot or Be Botted?
By Matt WaitePosted on
Matt Waite on Daft Punk, algorithmic news, hamster wheels, and journalism’s Rushkoff moment.
A Bot to Find the Source of Serendipity
By Jacqui MaherPosted on
Just before Thanksgiving last year, a new novelty Twitter account gained notice in our newsroom. @NYTMinusContext, promising “All Tweets Verbatim From New York Times Content. Not Affiliated with New York Times.” tweeted fragments from Times articles that you might not think twice about while reading in article format. Isolated, though, these phrases can be absurd, surprising, and delightful.
An Open Source Bot Factory
By Albert SunPosted on
Albert Sun from Interactive News team at the New York Times tells how they use Huginn, a Ruby on Rails project, to create automated agents and scheduled tasks.
How We Made @NailbiterBot
By Noah VeltmanPosted on
How to Break News While You SleepPosted on
Around 6:25 a.m. I was awakened by a jolt from slipping tectonic plates. The tremor didn’t last very long, and as soon as my window stopped rattling my first thought was to check for an email.
Welcome to Bot Week
By Erin KissanePosted on
Automated news-gathering tools aren’t new, but they’re multiplying like crazy and getting quite a bit of attention. Little bots have also turned into interesting remixing devices and distribution channels, especially on Twitter. This week on Source, we’re going 100% bot.