CATEGORY: Twitter Bot
DATE: December, 2015
@GlitchBuchannon is a Twitter Bot that periodically searches Twitter for tweets containing an image along with the hashtag #nofilter. The bot runs as a Node.js app on an Amazon Web Services EC Ubuntu 14.04 server. When the bot selects a Tweet, it saves the associated image to the server and runs a processing sketch that applies a pixel sorting algorithm ( inspired by Github user tsulej's GenerateMe ). Before reposting the image to Twitter, the bot makes a request to the Clarifai API that returns a list of tags for the image, it then uses these tags to generate a custom title for the image which it includes in the tweet. The bot also has interactive features. If a user follows the bot, it will apply a glitch filter to that user's profile picture and tweet it back to them as a token of thanks. A user can also send an image to the bot by mentioning '@GlitchFilter' in the body of the tweet, and attaching an image to it.