Twitterbots: Sample chapter on bot personalities

Tony Veale (University College Dublin), shares a sample chapter from his book “Twitterbots Making Machines that Make Meaning” with us today about bot personalities on Twitter (written together with Mike Cook, available through MIT Press).

In the chapter, he argues that word choice on social media is revealing in terms of personality. Sentiment tools that quantify an author’s personality can thus not only be used to quantify human users but also bots to reveal different “bot personalities” and measure similarities to other accounts.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *