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The Follower Factory - The New York Times
Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.
bots  twitter  IFTTT  Pocket  Archive  instapaper  nyt  2016_populism  2018  Article 
january 2018 by otlib
Bot makes $2.4 million reading the Web: Meet the guy it cost a fortune.
On the afternoon of Friday, March 27, as several news outlets reported at the time, somebody apparently made $2.4 million from a tweet. That tweet was a bit of breaking news from Wall Street Journal writer Dana Mattioli: Quicker than any human seemingly could have done it, someone—or rather something—bought...
finance  trading  hft  bots  IFTTT  automation  economics  ats  compciv  Digg 
april 2015 by otlib
(Fake) friends with (Real) benefits — i ❤ data — Medium
I paid $5 for 4,000 Twitter followers, and here’s what I found
data  twitter  spam  social  seo  Unread  IFTTT  Pocket  socialmedia  bots 
march 2015 by otlib
Did a Human or a Computer Write This? - NYTimes.com
A shocking amount of what we’re reading is created not by humans, but by computer algorithms. Can you tell the difference? Take the quiz.
ai  quiz  bots  algorithms  writing  compciv  gaming  machine-learning  markov-model  nanigenmo 
march 2015 by otlib

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