The Tweekender: How to build your own Twitter bot

All the news that's fit to tweet, in 140 characters or less!


Kris Holt

Internet Culture

Published Mar 15, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 9:33 pm CDT

With hundreds of millions of tweets per day, it’s impossible to follow everything happening on Twitter. Every Friday, the Daily Dot rounds up notable Twitter news and stories from the past week—in 140 characters or fewer.

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  • Twitter’s apparently getting ready to launch a dedicated music app.
  • You can now download your tweet archive in a bunch of different languages, whenever Twitter makes it available to you.
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Good news for haikus

And real creative people

Perhaps not much else:

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The best thing we learned on Twitter this week:

The week’s best new users: Not exactly a newbie, but Will Arnett returned this week. Debutantes include Brooke Shields and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. Also, @davegrohlclock is new and way better than @big_ben_clock.

Photo of the week: Just a group of Saturday Night Live comedy legends, vaunted musician Paul Simon, and, er, Chevy Chase. (@SteveMartinToGo)


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*First Published: Mar 15, 2013, 2:50 pm CDT