Creating a Twitter Question/Revision Bot

I recently wanted to a CSV of questions and answers in to a Twitter account that tweeted questions followed by the correct answers every hour like so: My CSV looks like this when opened in excel. There are 5 columns in each row, the first of which is the question, followed by a description of…

How Twitter is changing how we treat each other

Anita Sarkeesian is a media critic currently responsible for the production of the video series Tropes vs Women in Video Games where she presents commentary and analysis about gender representation. This Tumblr blog post of hers  features a small collection of some of the tweets directed to her on an average day. There are more…

Budget 2014. Conservative and Labour on Twitter

I’ve been playing with the Twitter API to see how easy it is to take stats about event backchat on Twitter. While playing with the API I noticed it was very easy to get data out which at first made me wonder why anybody even bothers with Twubs style tools, but the truth is the…

NOTES: Higher Education and Twitter. 10th -17th March

Recently I have been playing with the Twitter API, to get my head around how it works and what is/isn’t possible. Just to get my head going I have been looking at the ways in which UK Universities pimp themselves on Twitter. I haven’t really thought through my dataset or the kind of questions I…

When not to host an Ask Me Anything #AskBG

Those of you who use Reddit will know about Ask Me Anything (AMA). The premise is simple; somebody gives up an hour or so of their time to answer questions. The questions don’t have to be about anything particular but the host usually has something they want to promote, which is highlighted at the top…