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bots and the change of the web.
#1
bots and the change of the web.
In 2013, I have decided to join an online forum debating religion, as young as I was back then -I was only 21-; I learned about a different world.
It was a debate area with tough rules and laws -pretty much spot on to keep things in check-.

As time progressed, I changed -so as the forum-, suddenly around 2018 change started to show and the iceberg that was building up beneath the internet showed its real ugly face.

It was the ugly face took the whole internet to a new level, a level so disturbing and overwhelming -especially for a Computer Scientist like me-: it was the level of automation of the free-speech and the human existence in the network.

The automation of human existence is called a "bot -short for robot-"; these bots are very easy to make and such technology was used to flood both international opinion and personal opinion with internet comments and posts to alter news and facts.

Actually; places like "twitter" for example has made it to the international media as victims of Trump campaign's bots:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/j...t-culprits

https://arstechnica.com/information-tech...rump-bots/

https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-...&r=US&IR=T

China too uses such technology to flood the internet with its propaganda:

https://thenationalpulse.com/editor/chin...-theories/

It's no secret anymore neither a "new thing" to count these propaganda tools as a fact.

But even humans do the propaganda work that bots do, you can even see such jobs here:

https://www.upwork.com/freelance-jobs/forum-posting/

https://www.peopleperhour.com/freelance-...sting-jobs

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The internet have changed since 2013. Today, bots are a fact; and people doing the job of posting spam online for money is indeed a fact.

If forums did not change its whole protocol, I expect them not to last and become a thing of the past.

-Atlass/WinterHold
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#2
RE: bots and the change of the web.
At work.

Well.....

Technology is both a blessing as well as a curse.

Also;

You're 'Wrong', by the way.......

Tongue



Big Grin
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#3
RE: bots and the change of the web.
(June 17, 2020 at 2:52 am)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote: At work.

Well.....

Technology is both a blessing as well as a curse.

Also;

 You're 'Wrong', by the way.......

   Tongue



  Big Grin

This is a guide to build your own twitter bot, though:

https://learn.g2.com/how-to-make-a-twitter-bot

Also a glimpse on Facebook sock accounts and bots:

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-fake-faceb...-bots.html
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#4
RE: bots and the change of the web.
At work.

Well... other than maybe a "BB-8" I've never been inclined to build any 'bots......

Wink
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#5
RE: bots and the change of the web.
TBH, this age is turning into Star Wars with rapid speed. It's very easy for any person with a CS degree -or even without one-, I actually programmed one. Just beware of being kidnapped by Darth Vader,
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#6
RE: bots and the change of the web.
(June 17, 2020 at 4:56 am)WinterHold Wrote: TBH, this age is turning into Star Wars with rapid speed. It's very easy for any person with a CS degree -or even without one-, I actually programmed one. Just beware of being kidnapped by Darth Vader,

I go by Darth Sinister, now.
Sanity adjacent.


Angel





IMGUR 
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#7
RE: bots and the change of the web.
Is that your way of saying "everyone who disagrees with me is not even a *real* person"? Is that why you are calling anyone who disagrees with you a *bot*? Lalala
If so that would be the pinnacle of intellectual dishonesty and lazyness.

...and i would consider it to be very bad style to create an extra thread to point this out without actually saying it. That would be cowardice.
Cetero censeo religionem delendam esse
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#8
RE: bots and the change of the web.
(June 17, 2020 at 5:05 am)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(June 17, 2020 at 4:56 am)WinterHold Wrote: TBH, this age is turning into Star Wars with rapid speed. It's very easy for any person with a CS degree -or even without one-, I actually programmed one. Just beware of being kidnapped by Darth Vader,

I go by Darth Sinister, now.
I'm related to Darth Sister. Dodgy
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#9
RE: bots and the change of the web.
Hello! Fellow humans. I am am am am am am am so happy to be alive?
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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#10
RE: bots and the change of the web.
Why would anyone want to be or build a bot? I guess when reason, compassion and interaction don’t work... just spam the hell out of them . Worked for advertising companies for years. You’d think emulating a catchy dity would do more for a Spammers cause But since the object is to galvanize with emotion, annoyance and spreading lies and hate work better.
"There ought to be a term that would designate those who actually follow the teachings of Jesus, since the word 'Christian' has been largely divorced from those teachings, and so polluted by fundamentalists that it has come to connote their polar opposite: intolerance, vindictive hatred, and bigotry." -- Philip Stater, Huffington Post

always working on cleaning my windows- me regarding Johari
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