How to make a bot reply to people?

python
ruby
bots

#1

I have a randomized twitterbot in the same style as horse_ebooks using my own account, and I want it to be able to reply to people in the same randomized fashion. But I don’t want the thread to just go on forever; I’d like a way to prevent it from replying to the same thread more than 4 times, but always replying in the same randomly generated way. The only things I’ve seen are about creating a script and searching keywords but that’s not at all what I want. I’d just like the bot to reply to people who @ it. I’m using python and ruby to run this bot and its hosted on heroku. Any ideas for how to do this?


#2

You could certainly do this using the Twitter ebooks ruby gem. You’d have to add some logic to figure out how many times you’ve replied to a specific user though, and stop after a few times.


#3

Thank you so much! I can definitely use this to get my bot working how I want it to!