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Don’t Fear the Weavr: Grow Your Own Emoting, Autonomous Twitter Bot

Weavrs Philter phactory

A creepy curious new service made its way to the top of Hacker News today. Weavrs is a product from a British “social media data aggregation startup” called Philter Phactory.

The site lets anyone create “Weavrs,” or “alter egos crafted from the threads of the social web.” Basically, that means users can input interests and characteristics and the service will generate an “autonomous” bot–or ‘tar, if you will–that can tweet, blog, and–they claim–emote by scraping information online based on those inputs.

Sort of like a digital doppleganger, but with a personality-ish. Picture @Horse_ebooks, but with a human antecedent. Read More