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    What I saw on TV Socialbot

    Hi,

    I was watching my favorite TV show The Good Wife last night, They had a court case on Socilbots. A Socialbot is designed to repackage comments and gossip by others and disperse it on to sites so it can drive interested users back to your site. Stated from the TV Show.

    I found this information after watching the show.

    What is a Socialbot? - Definition from Techopedia

    Fake tweets by 'socialbot' fool hundreds of followers - tech - 23 March 2011 - New Scientist

    Any of you ever tried this software or know where to get a real good working version of it?

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    It's unlikely to be pure software. More likely, the content is harvested to a server (not your server) (by a bot). And you pay to get the harvested content (customized for you) served up to your site via a plugin.
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    I have never heard of them before, but based on the definition the spam comment bots that continually harass WordPress sites would qualify as socialbots.

    It does not appear that socialbots have been very popular, other than as spam delivery software. The article cited is from 2011.
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    Hi,

    Yes, I was hoping that they have improved and someone would have the software for sale. I thought it would be fun to play with.

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    Twitter has grown up some.
    And twitter does recognize types of bots and deletes them.
    Earlier this year, was a big clean up on twitter and people lost a lot of followers.
    Twitter did say they cleaned up a bunch of accounts that looked to be unhuman.

    Be really an unethical way to drive traffic to your site.
    And in reality, not the kind of visitors one would want.

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    Hi

    Never heard of them and i think it's best not to use bots cause you risk getting banned

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