December 9, 2010

@cybersanta

My friend Aaron wrote a Twitter bot that searches for tweets of the form “I want a ______”, rephrases them as a message from Santa, and sends them back to their author.

It’s amazing to read what people tweet about wanting.

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on December 9th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    “If you’re nice, you might get a corn dog.”

  2. Joel Bernstein on December 9th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    By far, the worst one I’ve found was this.

  3. Sheila Ryan on December 9th, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Whew!

    An Asian, an English accent, an alien, an egg, a motorcycle, a micro-pig, a Snickers, a mullet, a gerbil, a proxy site, an herb muffin with OxyContin frosting, a change of scenery.

    Twelve Days of Christmas.

  4. Deron Bauman on December 9th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I want a Twitter bot that searches for tweets of the form “I want a ______”, rephrases them as a message from Santa, and sends them back to their author.

  5. Sheila Ryan on December 10th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    You think Santa could arrange a great conflagration for the Westboro Baptist Church? If not, a pestilence would be just fine.