@Pornhub_eBooks will make you love Twitter bots again

We need to learn to love again after the demise of @Horse_ebooks.

Mar 2, 2020, 1:53 am*

Internet Culture


Greg Seals

With its bizarrely poetic non-sequitur spam, @Horse_ebooks galloped into the hearts of weird Twitter and never left. But like all great things, it came to an unceremonious end when Twitter’s Wizard of Oz was dispelled last year as nothing but a shill for performance art and some lame alternate reality game.

Though everyone’s favorite bot had been put out to pasture, the spirit of the account lived on, inspiring countless parody attempts with few ever achieving the perfect blend of wit and wtf?! until today. Presenting @pornhub_eBooks, “a bot designed to tweet with the personality of @pornhub,” according to its bio.

Having only dispatched its first tweet late Wednesday night, the bot has already produced some gems that could double as candy heart phrases.

But still reeling from the betrayal of @Horse_ebooks, how can Weird Twitter ever feel vulnerable enough to love a poetic spam bot again? Here at the Daily Dot, we care about keeping your heart safe, so we did some old fashioned journalistic snooping to see who or what was behind this brilliant new bot. The answer? A user who goes by the handle @pliztef who apparently went on a bot making spree on Wednesday. 

After his recent slew of bots kept being suspended, a threat against flaggers spawned a genius idea. A brief two hours later a bright and shiny new @Pornhub_eBooks was welcomed into the world of Weird Twitter. 

There you have it, folks. Unless @Pliztef is an elaborate troll, it seems that this parody is the real deal, or at least as real as you can get when dealing with a bot. For now, let’s just bask in the simplicity that is @Pornhub_eBooks. 

Photo via eldh/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 3, 2014, 12:21 pm