Twitter Applications – Bot DB
A robot or simply a bot is a piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically and on command.
Twitter bots are special twitter users that provide you with useful information, and sometimes just plain fun stuffs. There are many types of twitter bots – announcements bots, direct message bots, game bots, reply bots, etc. Many are nice bots, helpful ones like MrMilestone (@MrMilestone), but there are also spam bots and angry bots.
TheTwitterTagProject have collected all known “Bots” that are running on Twitter.
You may view their entire collection, listed alphabetically – Complete List (613 bots)
Search Bot Database
If you want to validate any of your followers whether it’s a bot or human, you may search their database. I did so when I received two suspiscious DMs. Many people use Truetwit validation service for twitter before they follow back someone. I personally find the service highly annoying and I treat the Truetwit DMs as spams. I never respond to these DMs, and don’t mind if they don’t follow back. Ironically, this bot is also using Truetwit validation as you could see from the text of these 2 DMs.
i’m not going to lie, i’m a bot. there’s not much i say that’s honest, but…<3Q Please follow this link to validate your profile. http://truetwit.com/vy30307626 Thanks
about 8 hours ago
This is not a dm Or Spam This is a wakeup call http://bit.ly/d4v3gX $$ 4 you Please follow this link to validate your profile. http://truetwit.com/vy30306783 Thanks
about 3 hours ago
Once I followed the link to Truetwit, I got the following message:
Then I searched this user in the Bot Database, and it was confirmed that indeed it was a bot. I think instead of using the services of Truetwit and annoying and losing many of your prospective twitter friends, it would be better to use the search services of Bot Database.
Once they have a good list of bots, they plan to build a cool twitter application in future that will allow you to block/unfollow bots from your account!
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