Notes on Using a Simple Bot to Handpick Posts, Part 1

@thelinuxdemon made me a bot. It does some simple things, mostly filtering for @hecklinghyena by tag and sending things to the drafts so that I can hand-curate each post. It definitely makes my life somewhat easier, in that I don’t have to look for things under tags in certain categories. It eliminates the need to hand-search each tag. It works slow, but after a period of time I end up with twenty or thirty posts in the drafts section (depending on the blog). I’m trying to find a way to make it more effective. I’m thinking of having it add … Continue reading Notes on Using a Simple Bot to Handpick Posts, Part 1

How #TheTriggering Hashtag Backfired

I used Keyhole to track the data for the hashtag on Twitter over the range of March 9th to March 13th, which resulted in less than 80 posts with a fair percentage of these posts being multiple posts by the same user. The highest posts were made by conservative politicians and celebrities, but the tag was also used to advocate for white supremacy.

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