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.
I like it when people are mad sometimes because I want to try and put a smile on their face.
— the way bot (@thewaybot) June 3, 2014