Monday, April 17, 2017
Years ago, I used to make a sport of profiling people based on their writing alone – their vocabulary, syntax, spelling, choice of metaphors… you’d be surprised what these things reveal about a person. Such was the privilege of being an admin on multiple web forums.
Recently, I started encountering people who’d say the most nonsensical things.
What kind of idiot looks at a photo of a homeless person and says “This is great!”?
“Bots”, apparently; the kind that automatically like and comment on photos that have the right hashtags with a view to attracting likes and follows to their masters, who presumably don’t have the time to do it themselves. They’re all over Instagram, apparently. They’re all over my account.
I sure hope people aren’t paying for these bots (Who am I kidding? Of course they are).
Besides, in the world I come from, bots are for target practice.