“the way bot (@thewaybot)” by Eli Brody

 the way bot @thewaybot  Automatic researcher collecting subtleties of human nuance. #botALLY
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I like it when a bot makes me smile.

The way that this deceptively simple bot works: it searches 1% of the Twitter stream for tweets that contain the phrase “I like it when,” cleans them up of all mentions, hashtags, and special characters to distill a sentence starting with that phrase, checks them against and stores them in a database to avoid repetition, and tweets them every few minutes. By stripping them of all those identifiers, what comes through is a more universally human expression. The result is an almost invariably positive snippet of humanity.

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