Category Archives: Bots

Twitter bots include programs that wait for your command to twitter. They may help you in reminding when to tweet or might fetch replies for you. All such bots showcased here.

IMDB Twitter Bot – get info about movies and celebrities

IMDB has a twitter bot that lets you receive information about movies, tv shows and celebrities. All you need to do is send a tweet to @imdb in the form of “t movie title or TV show title” or “p person’s name” and @imdb will send back a small info and a link.

Example:

@imdb t Lost

@imdb p Will Smith

This is probably one of the easiest way to receive information about movies and celebrities. The bot takes approximately a minute to respond.

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  • IMDB bot that gives information on movies, tv shows and celebrities
  • Takes around a minute to respond
  • Best way to find information related to movies

IMDB Says

Send a tweet to @imdb in form of “t movie title or TV show title” or “p person’s name” and we’ll send back a bit of info and a link.

Web

  • IMDB – IMDB bot that gives information on movies, tv shows and celebrities

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  • @imdb – The folks at IMDb talking about movies, TV and celebrities

RemindMeAbout – a twitter reminder bot

RemindMeAbout is a twitter reminder bot brought to you by @shobankr who has previously developed TweetMyPC.

This bot helps you set reminders. You just need to follow the bot and the bot will follow you back. Once the bot starts following you can send reminders as direct messages.

You may also try MoochFly and TwitterCal which offer something similar.

Format

Bob’s birthday Tomorrow

or

Tom’s Birthday on 23/04/2009

Quickie

  • Twitter reminder bot
  • Set reminders through direct messages
  • Get reminded at the right time through direct messages

RemindMeAbout Says

remind_me_about is a reminder service using Twitter. Follow , Wait for remind_me_about to follow you back, Send your “to do”as a Direct Message and forget about it. Remind_me_about will remind you on the day.

Web

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  • @remind_me_about – Twitter Reminder Bot.Folow me and send me a DM about your todo list and I will remind you. I am a stupid bot so check website for rules.
  • @shobankr – Microsoft MVP, Programming addict from Trivandrum, India

Moochfly – keep track of things you lend to friends

Mochfly helps you track what you lend to friends. Basically, it’s a reminder application but with a difference.

You send Direct Messages with things you need to be reminded about, things that you lend to friends. The bot would then send occasional reminders to you. You need to follow @moochfly for this to work.

You need to register at the site by granting Moochfly access to your twitter account. Once registered, you can view all the things that you need to be reminded. The reminders are split into two groups – “Loaned to friends” and “Loaned to me”. You get to specify when the first reminder should be sent.

Quickie

  • Set reminders whenever you loan an item to friends
  • Send a direct message to set the reminder
  • Follow @moochfly and be reminded of the loaned items

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Moochfly Says

Keep track of things you lend to friends.

Web

  • Moochfly – Twitter reminder service to track stuff you lend to friends

Follow

  • @moochfly – Easily keep track of things you lend to friends!
  • @kiph – Web Developer. UX and Ruby on Rails lover. Huge fan of Rock Band, Lost, Kickball and Motorcycles.
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Twittercal – add events to Google Calendar via twitter

Twittercal is a bot developed for twitter which helps users to add events to their Google Calendar by sending a DM to the bot!

To be able to add events to your google calendar, you need to first follow @gcal on twitter. After that, you need to give twittercal permission to access your Google Calendar account.

Once you are done with the initial setup process, you can start sending DMs’ to @gcal with the body containing the contents along with the date.

Example: d gcal profile twittercal on twi5 tomorrow at 9pm

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  • Add events to Google Calendar via twitter
  • Events added by sending a DM to @gcal

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TwitterCal Says

It’s a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar. Add events in a snap from your favorite Twitter client.

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Climatweet – local weather updates to your twitter account

Climatweet sends you weather updates once a day. No matter in which part of the world you reside, just enter your twitter username and your location.

Updates will be sent only once a day. You have the option to choose whether you want updates sent as an @Reply or DM. You also get to choose whether you want the updates in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

Quickie

  • Get weather updates once a day
  • Weather updates for any part of the world
  • Option to receive updates as @Reply or DM
  • Get updates in Celsius or Farenheit

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ClimaTweet Says

With Climatweet you can get weather updates sent to your Twitter account daily.

Web

  • ClimaTweet – local weather updates to your twitter account

Follow

  • @climatweet – Get daily weather updates to your Twitter account

Mr. MileStone – twitter follower count milestones

Mr. MileStone sends you congratulatory tweets every time your twitter follower count reaches a milestone. You can then show off your achievement by retweeting the tweet.

To get replies from Mr. MileStone all you have to do is follow Mr. MileStone on twitter. Unfollow to stop receiving replies on reaching a milestone.

Quickie

  • Get replies congratulating a milestone with respect to follower count
  • Follow Mr. MileStone on twitter to receive the tweets
  • UnFollow to stop receiving replies

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Mr. MileStone Says

Mr. MileStone will send you a tweet when you have reached…

* 100 followers
* 200 followers
* 300 followers
* (…every 100 followers)

Web

  • Mr. MileStone – Receive tweets when your twitter follower count reaches a MileStone

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  • @MrMileStone – I send you tweets when you have reached social status nirvana!
  • @robertbanh – Web Developer/Designer. Currently and obsessively building twitter apps weekly: http://bit.ly/roDP

TweetTrak – track keywords on twitter

TweetTrak helps you track keywords of interest on twitter.It tracks the twitter public timeline for keywords that you ask it to track.

Suppose you have a blog and would love to know about twitter users who tweet about it. Just follow TweetTrak and send a DM as track (your blog name) and TweetTrak would notify you every time someone tweets about your blog.

Quickie

  • Track keywords of interest
  • Get notified whenever someone tweets about your tracked keyword

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TweetTrak Says

Tracking allows you to watch all public tweets in the world for specific terms. Whenever anyone sends a tweet with something you’re tracking, it forwards the tweet to you.

Web

  • TweetTrak – track keywords of interest on twitter

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  • @tweettrak – Follow me, then send a DM to me: ‘track (term)’ to get messaged whenever someone tweets that term. Tweet questions to @RyanK
  • @RyanK

MrTweet – your personal networking assistant

MrTweet is your P.A. (as in Personal Assistant) for twitter. Twitter has millions of users and it gets tough to follow the most ineteresting and exciting users.

You get suggestions to follow new twitter users whom you may find interesting. MrTweet also informs you about the twitter users who follow you but whom you do not follow back.

Useful stats about your twitter usage like the number of updates per day, the percentage of your tweets that contain links and those that are conversations etc.

Your chances of being recommended by MrTweet to fellow twitter users increases if any of your twitter friends have recommended you!

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  • Suggest good people and followers you are missing out on
  • Recommend you to enthusiastic users relevant to you
  • Regularly update useful stats of your Twitter usage

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MrTweet Says

Mr. Tweet helps you easily build meaningful relationships by looking through your network and tweets

Web

  • MrTweet – your personal networking assistant
  • Blog – Fresh Insights For Understanding The Twitterverse!

Follow

  • @mrtweet – Your personal networking assistant – just follow me, & I’ll suggest good people you’ve been missing out on, regularly update your stats, & recommend you
  • @mingyeow – Founder/ceo of a people discovery startup. Also check out “Discovery is the new cocaine” here: http://is.gd/op2 and Mr Tweet: http://mrtweet.net
  • @ambivalence – Thinker and Builder. Entrepreneur crazy about data, personalization and relevance. Creator of @MrTweet

Twitrans

Twitrans translates your tweets to any language with help from HUMAN translators!

Translations are bound to be more accurate as its done by humans!

Twitrans is powered by OneHourTranslation.com

  • Send your tweet to translate to @twitrans with the convert code Example: @twitrans en2fr Hope you like this service
  • twitrans will reply back to you within a few minutes with the translation
  • To get more help, please send @twitrans help or @twitrans codes.
  • Available language codes: Arabic-ar, Chinese-zh, Dutch-nl, English-en, French-fr, German-de, Greek-el, Hebrew-he, Hindi-hi, Italian-it, Japanese-jp, Portuguese-pt, Russian-ru, Spanish-es

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