November 7, 2012
Twitter Bots Fight to See Who's the Most Human
Robert McMillan, Wired
It’s the last day of the contest, and the final Twitter messages are rolling down TweetDeck. They’re unenthusiastic.
“I’m feeling awfully bored right now,” says Bernt Michaels. Bernt describes himself as an engineer who specializes in mechanical devices. “My real passion, but certainly not only vice, is sports,” says his Twitter page.
Brent punctuates his boredom by re-tweeting a Slate article about public transportation. Then he’s gone. Never to tweet again.