Interview #botweek markov Source_ebooks

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A final goodbye to #botweek. As told by a bot.

Roundup bots #botweek Bots with Thoughts

Bots with Thoughts

Jacob Harris on magic, aesthetics, and the newsbot frontier.

How-to Python #botweek bots A Botmaking Primer

A Botmaking Primer

Not sure where to begin with this whole bot thing? Joseph Kokenge is here to help you get started with botmaking 101.

Roundup bots #botweek Quakebots and Pageview Quotas: Bot or Be Botted?

Quakebots and Pageview Quotas: Bot or Be Botted?

Matt Waite on Daft Punk, algorithmic news, hamster wheels, and journalism’s Rushkoff moment.

Project Ruby bots #botweek A Bot to Find the Source of Serendipity

A Bot to Find the Source of Serendipity

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.

Project #botweek An Open Source Bot Factory

An Open Source Bot Factory

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.

Project algorithmic journalism bots #botweek How to Break News While You Sleep

How to Break News While You Sleep

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.

Roundup automation bots #botweek Welcome to Bot Week

Welcome to Bot Week

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.