#Phailin relief twitter bot
12 Oct 2013
I saw this on twitter this morning.
@quinnnorton Ie. I asked 12 hrs ago if ppl could create a scraper, like the one used during Sandy. silence
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) October 12, 2013
So I decided to fix it.
Asher_Wolf</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/quinnnorton">quinnnorton I am now up and running! (util I get blocked as a spam bot). If I stop working of act strange ping @kejsarmakten.
— Phailin news retweet (@phailin18) October 12, 2013
I wrote a small twitter bot that listens to the twitter stream API and retweets the #phailin hashtag when it is mentioned by a trusted source (list curated by @Asher_Wolf).