Make a twitter-bot that encourages people to bicycle or walk rather than drive. Think about your bot — who/what is it? Does it have a personality? Leverage humor. Focus on persuasive language. Optionally use images.
If you don’t have programming experience, use Cheap Bots, Done Quick. You can build a poetic, imaginative bot by making rules that create a variety of tweets which it will tweet out randomly.
Environmental and Sustainable Twitter Accounts FYI
Tech Tools and Tips
- Cheap Bots, Done Quick by George Buckenham
- Zack Whalen’s Google Spreadsheets Twitterbot
- Tweepy python library for twitter API, Tutorial
- Daniel Shiffman Tutorials Twitter API and Twitter bots
- Make Twitter Account for your bot
- Choose/Check out bot-making method
- Write a short proposal for your twitter bot – 1 page max – 280 characters min(!)
- describe what it will do & what tools you are using to make it
- Script/Program bot
- Make bot’s profile background, avatar & bio on twitter
- Upload link to your bot to the google doc