Quartz reports that a recent filing by Twitter reveals about 8.5% of “active” Twitter accounts, amounting to 23 million accounts are actually bots. #WhenWillTheMadnessEnd
3 Questions That Arise From This Story
1. What does it take for a “Bot” to be active? Because we don’t see any working out at the gym. All the robotic machines we see at the gym are letting idiots run on them.
2. Is updating Twitter via a computer program more physically “active” than the computer programmer that created the bot? We’re guessing it’s a tie.
3. How much longer is the public going to care about fake Twitter accounts with fake numbers of followers posting Tweets that say nothing? Twitter: like an internet chat room, with less conversation, and more consecutive tweets from a bot virus that drown out the intelligent Tweet your smart friend made yesterday.
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