Tag: twitterbot

Welcome to the Party: @lenenbot

Say hello to the latest Twitterbot from the Bot Collective: @lenenbot


Lenenbot* mixes up John Lennon and Vladimir Lenin quotes. The first half of one with the second half of the other.

Some of my favorites so far are:

Communism is everybody’s business.
It’s weird not to be able to run the country.
Revolution is love.

There are more, surreal ones. There are about 600 different possibilities, all randomized. Subscribe to the Twitter account here.



* I chose the name “Lenen” to avoid confusion. Lenonbot and Lenninbot look like misspellings of Lennon and Lenin, respectively. Lenen is it’s own bot.

@mkgandhibot — the last of the quotebots

@mkgandhibot is up and running and quoting away. This is the last of my straight-up quotebots and the 6th in the series.

Why did I choose Gandhi? Simple: he is one of the most quotable and compassionate leaders ever.

There were others such as Martin Luther King Jr., but MLK tended to have longer quotes, > 140 characters.


First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

@maewestbot goes online

I recently activated the latest Twitterbot (5th in the quotebot series), running off the Raspberry Pi in my closet. Say hello to @maewestbot.

She’s only got 4 followers, so far and 1 of them is me, but every rising star has to start somewhere,

Her zingers such as “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?” have mutated in various forms (banana, cellphone, harmonica, dropper post, etc).

Here’s a great mini-compilation of Mae West quotes


@helenkellerbot and @abelincolnbot go live

I just activated two more of my Quotebots — Twitterbots that produce daily quotes on the hour + minute of their progenitor’s death —@helenkellerbot and @abelincolnbot.

These are both new members of my Bot Collective project, which is a series of algorithms that post on Twitter (or potentially other places), joining @marktwainbot and @suntzubot.



@helenkellerbot’s first twitter quote summarizes the mission of the Bot Collective: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”