Promising to do anything in under an hour is tough when it comes to technology. Yet, in a new post over the weekend, Daniel Peterschmidt (a former intern at NPR) turned digital producer says it is possible — and proves the point by providing detailed instructions.

I’m fascinated by these how-to-code tutorials because they reveal a desire among everyday users and techies alike to make bots. Judging from the comments, which are mostly praising him but also asking questions about tweaking the code (which means they are actually following the instructions), the concept is attracting a lot of interest. And why not? If you can really make a Twitter bot that responds to users in an hour, and if you can really use a tool like Gupshup or Chatfuel to create a Messenger bot, what else can you do?

You can read the full post on how to make the Twitter bot here.


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