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Three EduSocial Bots

Online communities and social sharing platforms like Twitter have helped make one particular community more visible – robots. You are most likely see and experience them tweeting and retweeting spam, or perhaps instead they give an impolite ring on your phone at 7am (especially if you are on the West coast) to ask you a series of questions.  These little algorithms have some simple and not-so-simple logic architectures that allow them to read your messages and respond somewhat intelligently.

bots and chatbots

As part of IFTF research on futures of persuasion, we might consider the role of non human intelligence persuaders:

Chatbots are conversational programs that mimic human intelligence and are sometimes animated. Chatbots are a sub genre of 'bots'(short for robots) applied to both 'good' (search engine web spiders and crawlers) and 'bad' (malware and spam zombie servers)

Bots, according to wikipedia are'

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