Twitter Bots 2016


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A socialbot is a type of bot that controls a social media account.

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100 Best Bhagavad Gita Twitter Bots | 100 Best Earthquake Twitter Bots | 100 Best GitHub: Twitter-bot | 100 Best GitHub: Twitterbot | 100 Best GoogleCode: Twitter-bot | 100 Best Twitter Bot Videos | 100 Best Twitter Bots | Twitter Bots 2013 | Twitter Bots 2014


The Impact of Twitterbot Race on Interpersonal Impressions
H Goble, AJ Beattie, C Edwards – Impressions, 2016 – uni.edu
Twitterbots are automated programs that can tweet and interact with users of Twitter. With consideration to the growing usage of social media for communicative and informational functions and to current events such as the “Black Lives Matter” movement, this study

Twitterbot Surveys: A Method for Magazine Audience Analysis
EW Hanson – 2016 – summit.sfu.ca
Abstract The purpose of this study is to explore automated surveys on Twitter as a method for magazines to analyse their audiences and identify best practices for conducting the surveys. To do this I conducted a pilot survey with Twitter users who shared a New Yorker

Where do bots come from? An analysis of bot codes shared on GitHub
B Kollanyi – International Journal of Communication, 2016 – comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk
… began with the initial data set of 4,106 repositories containing the words Twitter and bot or Twitterbot in their … The Exponential Growth of Twitter Bot Repositories on GitHub GitHub was launched on April 10, 2008, and Twitter bots have been present from the very beginning of the …

So you want to build a generator
K Compton – Published online: http://www. galaxykate. com …, 2016 – galaxykate.com
… Page 6. work with them, Tracery. This has been used to make a twitterbot hosting service and lots of great weird creative twitterbots including some of my own. The downside of grammars is that they do not have a way to handle constraints, unless the …

Towards editorial transparency in computational journalism
JA Stark, N Diakopoulos – Computation+ Journalism …, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… case study stems from our work exploring the automation of news dissemination via social media bots [8]. We developed a twitter bot to identify … 2.2.3 Twitterbot Algorithm First, the bot listens to the twitter stream via the twitter API for predefined URLs (eg URLs containing ‘npr.org …

A PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPAM
K Riley – humanities.curtin.edu.au
… to go elsewhere. I switch on my laptop, open my web browser, and log on to Twitter. I have several accounts, but on this occasion I … My aim is the same as it always is: to mimic the behaviour of spam- bots and, in mimicry, to creep towards experience. What is it like to be spam? …

Account deletion prediction on runet: A case study of suspicious Twitter accounts active during the Russian-Ukrainian crisis
S Volkova, E Bell – Proceedings of NAACL-HLT, 2016 – aclweb.org
… Proceedings of ACL, pages 752– 762. Alexander Lawrence. 2015. Social network analy- sis reveals full scale of Kremlin’s Twitter bot cam- paign. https://globalvoices.org/2015/04/02/ analyzing- kremlin-twitter-bots/. Po-Ching Lin and Po-Min Huang. 2013. …

One does not simply produce funny memes!–explorations on the automatic generation of internet humor
HG Oliveira, D Costa, A Pinto – Proceedings of 7th …, 2016 – computationalcreativity.net
… The result is ready to be consumed. Following the recent trend of using Twitter as a showcase for linguistic creativity (Veale, Valitutti, and Li, 2015), an implemented Twitterbot posts a new meme every hour. … It is also working as a Twitterbot, un- der the name @MemeGera. …

A” Divergent”-Themed CTF and Urban Race for Introducing Security and Cryptography.
W Feng – ASE@ USENIX Security Symposium, 2016 – usenix.org
… A “vir- tual” Four, written as a Twitter bot, provides the illusion of interacting with the actual character. … Figure 4 shows an ex- ample interaction between the winning team of the Urban Race and the character Four, as embodied by our Twitter bot. …

Fracking Sarcasm using Neural Network.
A Ghosh, T Veale – WASSA@ NAACL-HLT, 2016 – aclweb.org
… of data collection and data processing, section 4 describes the recur- sive SVM model, section 5 describes the neural net- work model, section 6 & 7 outline our experimental setup and experimental analysis respectively, while section 8 presents a simple sarcastic Twitter bot. …

Don’t Be Human
M Cook – 2016 – repository.falmouth.ac.uk
… Page 4. Paul Erdös 1913 – 1996 Page 5. Page 6. I think the concept of The Book exists for Twitterbots, too. Page 7. A lot of botmaking relies on patterns and templates, particularly linguistic bots. Page 8. The Bot Book Understanding language well enough to see …

Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of
S Sarkar – 2016 – sriyasarkar.com
… WHAT IS A TWITTERBOT? A Twitterbot is simply a computer program that tweets automatically according to … While most commonly encountered by the average user as spam, Twitterbots have grown incredibly popular within a creative enclave that uses them to disturb and …

Towards an Entertaining Natural Language Generation System: Linguistic Peculiarities of Japanese Fictional Characters.
C Miyazaki, T Hirano, R Higashinaka, Y Matsuo – SIGDIAL Conference, 2016 – aclweb.org
… As for gender, ‘neuter’refers to a character’s gender being speci- fied as neutral between male and female. We utilized 11 fictional characters from Twitter bots (C4 and C11–20) and six fictional characters from dialogue system characters (C5–10). …

Identifying malicious actors on social media
S Kumar, F Spezzano… – Advances in Social …, 2016 – asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca
… His work stands squarely at the intersection of big data analytics for increased security, policy, and business needs. He has published over 280 peer-reviewed papers. He led the team that won DARPA’s Twitter Bot Challenge in early 2015. …

A Review on Enhanced Machine Learning Approach for Detection of Malicious Urls and Spam in Social Network
MRK Chaudhari, DM Dakhane – ijarcet.org
… and Mac. The KOOBFACE [7] is a most tarnished social media malware, which targeted both Twitter and Facebook. 3. Twitter bots [7]: Cybercriminals burn to use Twitter to control and manage botnets. These botnets control …

Gavin Mak
V Studio, A Eclipse, A Studio… – University of California …, 2016 – gavinmak.com
… (Python, HTML5/CSS) Thought Bot Dec 2016 • A Twitter bot that uses a recurrent neural network to generate phrases based on Reddit submissions • Key expressions are automatically selected and tweeted (Python, JavaScript) Ball and Cup Oct 2016 …

PSYCHOLOGY OF AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT AND SELF CONCSIOUS SYSTEM
K Anni, SA Kumar – ijcea.com
… Mahatma Gandhi As this paper is being written, news has trickled in about Microsoft taking down its AI enabled Twitter Bot Tay [01], due to it posting some objectionable tweets in response to similar tweets from some users. It …

The LIEBOT Project
O Bendel, K Schwegler, B Richards – E-Proceedings, 2016 – maschinenethik.net
… Further research topics are automatic deception and misleading (Wagner and Arkin 2011; Shim and Arkin 2013) and machines that suggest statements which may be true and false and that learn by human feedback like the Twitter bot Nell (user name @ cmunell). …

Empirical and Computational Approaches to Metaphor and Figurative Meaning
JT Kao, ND Goodman – metaphorlab.org
… In this talk I explore the workings of such a computational system, called Metaphor Magnet, that is realized in a number of public forms, from a Twitterbot called @MetaphorMagnet to a Web service that provides figurative competence to 3rd- party software systems. …

Evaluating digital poetry: Insights from the CAT
C Lamb, DG Brown, CL Clarke – Proceedings of the …, 2016 – computationalcreativity.net
… When the pub- lished work was a generator producing arbitrarily many po- ems (for example, a Twitter bot), we provided a single gen- erated poem. In cases where the generated poem was exces- sively long, a 1-page excerpt was provided. …

Riddle Generation using Word Associations.
P Galván, V Francisco, R Hervás, G Méndez – LREC, 2016 – lrec-conf.org
… Guerrero et al. (2015) present a Twitter bot that generates riddles about celebrities. … Theriddlerbot: A next step on the ladder towards creative twitter bots. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity, pages 315–322. …

Use of semantic change for sentiment analysis
MLZ Maass – cims.nyu.edu
… well. Moreover, Ghosh and Veale (2016) conclude suggesting a trend analysis with the twitter bot created. Third, a work of temporal analysis was developed using Neural Language Models on Google Books Ngram corpus. …

Digital Counterinsurgency
J Cohen – Foreign Affairs – JSTOR
… East message. On Twitter, for example, so-called Twitter bots automatically flood the digital space with retweets of terrorist messages; countless online tutorials explain how to write these relatively simple programs. In comment …

Applying Core Interaction Design Principles to Computational Creativity
L Bray, O Bown – Proceedings of the Seventh …, 2016 – computationalcreativity.net
… do take care to em- phasise the essential embeddedness of art in a complex of human social behaviour, and ultimately aspire to create work that interconnects with this complex, whether in the form of simulated artist agents, creativity support tools, Twitter bots, multi-agent …

Security threats: protecting the new cyberfrontier
E Bertino – Computer, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… In “The DARPA Twitter Bot Chal- lenge,” VS Subrahmanian, Amos Azaria, Skylar Durst, Vadim Kagan, Aram Galstyan, Kristina Lerman, Lin- hong Zhu, Emilio Ferrara, Alessan- dro Flammini, Filippo Menczer, and others explore the particular dynam- ics of large-scale attacks that …

DADABOT: An Introduction to Machinic Creolization
SM Have – nicolasnova.net
… Bot progamming language Twitterbots, the conversational agents22 used in the social networking site, offer yet another even more current example. Numerous accounts on the social network generate absurd, comedic, or poetic messages. …

Dialog State Tracking Based on Pairwise Ranking
V Miljanic – courses.washington.edu
… certain forums and has conversations with itself. ? some Twitter bots too, which I’ll talk about later (DeepDrumpf, DeepLearnTheBern) The first two examples use a Python library called ‘markovify’ to build a model and generate text. Page 44. Markovify …

Coming Out in the Spotlight: A Content Analysis of Twitter Responses to the Gender Transition of Caitlyn Jenner
C Lim – QUEUC 2016: Conference Proceedings is a free non …, 2016 – queuc.com
… the subject at hand. The study also noted thirty-two instances of spam posted by Twitter bots, all of which were summarily noted, but skipped over in favor of more substantial and meaningful content. 3.2 Coding and Procedure …

Growing Bot Security: An Ecological View of Bot Agency
D Guilbeault – International Journal of Communication, 2016 – researchgate.net
… Edwards, Edwards, Spence, and Ashleigh (2014) showed that Twitter bots often garner just as much credibility as humans, even when users know they are bots. … doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31284- 7_27 Coburn, Z., & Marra, G. (2008). Realboy: Believable Twitter bots. …

Telling English Tweets Apart: the Case of US, GB, AU
AT Hadgu, N Lotze, R Jäschke – kbs.uni-hannover.de
… Name. We used baby names to filter users within their respective countries. Our intuition is that baby names should help remove company names, Twitter bots, etc. and, more importantly, they can serve as a good approximation to sample locals (and hence native speakers). …

REIGN OF THE ALGORITHMS How” artificial intelligence” is threatening our freedom
MW Bader – stiftung-media.de
Page 1. 1 Michael W. Bader REIGN OF THE ALGORITHMS How “artificial intelligence” is threatening our freedom Michael W. Bader deals with the topic of “artificial intelligence” (AI) from the point of view of the incapacitating effect these new technologies have on society. …

Data Science News
MA LNKD – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… The programme is open to all nationalities and offers about 20 positions annually. Click here to receive the NYU Data Science Community Newsletter OR to have us follow your twitter feed so that our data science twitter bot can easily grab links from your tweets. …

CRITICAL STUDIES OF NETWORKED INFRASTRUCTURES
M Ananny – 2016 – mike.ananny.org
… Possible In-Class Activities: 1. Build a Twitter bot using “Cheap Bots Done Quick” (http://cheapbotsdonequick.com/), connect it to “If This Then That” recipes (https://ifttt.com/) and engage in “reflective action” about process/assumptions of creating rule structures to traverse …

Also in text analysis
NP LinkedIn – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… engineering problems. Page 11. Click here to receive the NYU Data Science Community Newsletter OR to have us follow your twitter feed so that our data science twitter bot can easily grab links from your tweets. To send us …

If It Looks Like a Spammer and Behaves Like a Spammer, It Must Be a Spammer
A Almaatouq, E Shmueli, M Nouh, A Alabdulkareem… – 2016 – academia.edu
Page 1. Noname manuscript No. (will be inserted by the editor) If It Looks Like a Spammer and Behaves Like a Spammer, It Must Be a Spammer Analysis and Detection of Microblogging Spam Accounts Abdullah Almaatouq …

PriBots: Conversational Privacy with Chatbots.
H Harkous, K Fawaz, KG Shin, K Aberer – WSF@ SOUPS, 2016 – usenix.org
… factoring users’ responses into the system. No company would desire a scenario similar to Microsoft’s Tay Twitter bot, which has been recently manipulated by the users to reply with racist tweets. A PriBot’s answer to a question …

Examining Trends in ICT Statistics: How Does the Philippines Fare in ICT?
JRG Albert, RB Serafica, BT Lumbera – Philippine Institute for …, 2016 – dirp3.pids.gov.ph
… kbps. Since then, the Philippines has maintained connectivity with the global community at an increasing trend. 8 http://www.rappler.com/technology/social-media/ 127920-kathniel-twitter-bots-elections-quality-buzz Page 14. 13 …

Data Science News
KAI Legal – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… am to 5:30 pm Click here to receive the NYU Data Science Community Newsletter OR to have us follow your twitter feed so that our data science twitter bot can easily grab links from your tweets. To send us an announcement …

Analysis of Language Mobility using Twitter Messages
E Gaere, S Koch, R Merz – 2016 – researchgate.net
… 2 Page 3. 3. Language mobility can be used to identify tourism trends, such as summer holidays in Greece. 4. A significant proportion of the Twitter feed is generated by automated Twitter bots A further summary of the findings is provided in Section 1.2. …

Data Science News
J Friedman – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
… production features. San Francisco, CA. Click here to receive the NYU Data Science Community Newsletter OR to have us follow your twitter feed so that our data science twitter bot can easily grab links from your tweets. To send …

Out of line
AO Herrera – ortizherrera.com
… In a conversation with Marvin Jordan the artist and theoretician Hito Steyerl gives a practical example of this current phenomenon: Think of Twitter bots for example. Bots are entities supposed to be mistaken for humans on social media web sites. …

CAN AN ALGORITHM BE AGONISTIC?
K Crawford – Ten scenes from life in calculated public, 2016 – katecrawford.net
… in these processes. By looking beyond algorithms as fetishized objects, we can account for a wider range of actors: be it developers in cubicle farms, Twitter bots, Amazon book buyers, 4channers and Redditors. And we can …

Stifling the Public Sphere: Media and Civil Society in Russia
M Snegovaya – Media and Civil Society in Egypt, Russia, and Vietnam, 2016 – ned.org
… 24 Lawrence Alexander,“Social Network Analysis Reveals Full Scale of Kremlin’s Twitter Bot Campaign,” Global Voices, 2 April 2015. 25 Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2015), 390. …

TWEETING FOR THE CAUSE: Network analysis of UK petition sharing1
P Cihon, T Yasseri, S Hale, H Margetts – ipp.oii.ox.ac.uk
… most central users in the user network of petition sharers. The most central user is a Twitter ‘bot’ that publicizes UK petitions: it tweeted 9437 times about 9084 unique petitions. The other most central users are average individuals—not bots nor organizations nor celebrities. …

50th Anniversary Conference Brighton, UK
P LLOYD, E BOHEMIA – academia.edu
Page 1. ISSN 2398-3132 EDITED BY: PETER LLOYD ERIK BOHEMIA PROCEEDINGS OF DRS 50th Anniversary Conference Brighton, UK 27–30 JUNE 2016 Design + Research + Society Future-Focused Thinking VOLUME 3 Page 2. This page is intentionally left blank. Page 3 …

Generic Anomalous Vertices Detection Utilizing a Link Prediction Algorithm
D Kagan, Y Elovici, M Fire – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Page 1. Generic Anomalous Vertices Detection Utilizing Link Prediction Algorithm Dima Kagan?1, Michael Fire†2,3 and Yuval Elovici‡1 1Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering, Ben-Gurion University …

Interpreting Radicalization in a Social Media milieu
IV Chiruta – 2016 – duo.uio.no
Page 1. Master’s theses in Nordic Media University of Oslo Department of Media and Communication 1.12.2016 Interpreting Radicalization in a Social Media milieu (A semiotic analysis of the Twitter-texts written by Jihadi members and sympathizers) Ionut-Valentin Chiruta …

Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersect with Public Safety
C Ross – 2016 – artplaceamerica.org
Page 1. A CREATIVE PLACEMAKING FIELD SCAN Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersect with Public Safety Identifying Current Practice and Opportunities for Further Inquiry Caroline Ross April 2016 JUSTICE Page 2. …

Online Extremist Community Detection, Analysis, and Intervention
LCMC Benigni – 2016 – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Page 1. Thesis Proposal: Online Extremist Community Detection, Analysis, and Intervention Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Curran Benigni June 2016 Societal Computing Program Institute for Software Research Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 …

Russia’s ‘New’Tools for Confronting the West
K Giles – Continuity and Innovation in Moscow’s Exercise of …, 2016 – academia.edu
Page 1. Research Paper Keir Giles Russia and Eurasia Programme | March 2016 Russia’s ‘New’ Tools for Confronting the West Continuity and Innovation in Moscow’s Exercise of Power Page 2. Russia’s ‘New’ Tools for Confronting the West | Chatham House 1 Contents …

The Rise of Social Botnets: Attacks and Countermeasures
G Yan – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Page 1. 1 The Rise of Social Botnets: Attacks and Countermeasures Jinxue Zhang, Student Member, IEEE, Rui Zhang, Member, IEEE, Yanchao Zhang, Senior Member, IEEE, and Guanhua Yan Abstract—Online social networks …

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is a world leader in research and development of advanced information processing, computing and communications …
K Executive, D Endowment – pdfs.semanticscholar.org
Page 1. 1 ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016 Page 2. Information Sciences Institute | Annual Report 2015 -2016 1 Welcome to ISI 2 New Research Directors 4 New Research Leads 6 Institute Achievement Award 7 New Research Personnel 8 Awards & Activities 12 …

Detecting Opinion Spam in Commercial Review Websites
H Li – 2016 – cs.uic.edu
Page 1. Detecting Opinion Spam in Commercial Review Websites by Huayi Li BE, Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, 2009 THESIS Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree …