For my bot I decided to make a collection of sorts of as many articles and posts on the internet about Medical Marijuana. I started with multiple recipes from IFTTT to find, collect and archive articles on multiple news websites. I created an account on a website called Instapaper which allows me to save articles I find on the internet to read at a later date.
From that I made a bunch of different recipes to do all sorts of different things with that service. Some of these connected digg.com and nytimes.com and saved articles using the keyword ‘medical marijuana’ as a search query:
After I got that set up I was able to figure out how to get some of these websites to post directly to twitter rather than going through Instapaper. And with that I was finally making some ground and was able to get this bot going!
I decided to branch out a little bit from my original idea and I went as far as to connect to SoundCloud, Instagram, Ebay, and Etsy and find people posting with the keywords ‘medical marijuana’ and post a tweet about those things up to this twitter account.
I was also able to look on twitter itself and retweet posts that had the hashtag #medicalmarijuana. I couldn’t really find a way to constrict the amount of times it would post to this twitter account through just that so it posts a lot, but so far it hasn’t gone over the limit of how many times I can tweet in a day so that is pretty good.