Another dot in the blogosphere?

Bot or not?

Posted on: July 11, 2018

This tweet and the PEW article caught my eye — about two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are shared by Twitter bots instead of actual people.

According to the article, Twitter bots are “accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input”.

If I automate the posting of one daily reflection from my blog to Twitter and schedule other education-relevant articles with Buffer, is my human behaviour bot-like?

Given the qualifier “without direct human input”, I think not. Then again, I only had to set up the WordPress to Twitter process once and the buffering is regulated by an online tool instead of me.

It is difficult to have clear-cut definitions. We are sometimes not one the other, but both. We are precursor cyborgs, like it or not.

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