Twitter PersonasBot, Person or Alien<br />
Research Assertions/Assumptions<br />Real People Sleep<br />Real People Try New Tools<br />Bots Don’t Sleep as much as peo...
The Process<br />Pick Twitter users in a pseudo random fashion<br />Analyze their tweeting timelines via Tweetstats<br />R...
…some clients are dead give away…<br />Tweet Automation Tool<br />Source: tweetstats<br />Automation Available<br />
…clients vary by network size…<br />Tweet Automation Tool<br />Source: tweetstats<br />Automation Available<br />
Not all Automation Tools Are Obvious<br />
The Sneaky BotApp: Appears as Web<br />
Not all automation is a bot<br />
Could just be a bad PR firm or a Virtual Assistant<br />http://www.prlog.org/10334601-is-twitter-helping-or-hindering-your...
@spatially (me) as a baseline<br />Assertions Based on my Usage<br />Most people try  different clients<br />Most bloggers...
Let’s Play a Game<br />
Bot or Not?<br />
Other options exist, like outsourcing or a person being an Alien<br />
@lizstrauss<br />ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ<br />Work day<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/3497033525/<br />
@znatrainer<br />131,000+ Tweets<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
@johnhaydon<br />
@homedaddy1<br />
@guykawasaki<br />My twitter credentials<br />That’s a bunch of clients for just 1 person<br />http://www.flickr.com/photo...
@monetizeurtwit<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/beluvaloon/1429758459/sizes/o/<br />
@Gary0001<br />
@pistachio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanderson/2352230121/sizes/l/<br />
@lorimoreno<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/47216922@N00/2358264933/sizes/l/<br />
@mitch92021<br />
@brainblayn<br />
@pokerreview<br />
@jawar<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/poomkamol/2230127765/sizes/o/<br />
@mindjumpers<br />
@mark_stoler<br />
@theprofitmentor<br />
@themediadude<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/megamanex/4216361409/<br />
@nwjerseyliz<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckieff/2902309368/sizes/l/<br />
@paisano<br />Sleep<br />®<br />http://whitecenternow.com/2009/01/22/thursday-food-rosticeria-y-cocina-el-paisano/<br />
@mayhemstudios<br />73,000+ Tweets?<br />Insomnia?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisypitta/2396125537/sizes/l/<br />
Things I’m thinking after wasting 6 hours on this Project<br />Automation is making it harder to learn and share items of ...
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Twitter Personas: Bot or Not?

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So with the increasing visibility of Twitter and Automation Tools, things are becoming harder to manage in the Twitterverse. Not everyone uses automation tools which this content analysis will show.

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  1. 1. Twitter PersonasBot, Person or Alien<br />
  2. 2. Research Assertions/Assumptions<br />Real People Sleep<br />Real People Try New Tools<br />Bots Don’t Sleep as much as people, if at all<br />Some people just tweet a bunch<br />
  3. 3. The Process<br />Pick Twitter users in a pseudo random fashion<br />Analyze their tweeting timelines via Tweetstats<br />Review Profile data and recent posts<br />
  4. 4. …some clients are dead give away…<br />Tweet Automation Tool<br />Source: tweetstats<br />Automation Available<br />
  5. 5. …clients vary by network size…<br />Tweet Automation Tool<br />Source: tweetstats<br />Automation Available<br />
  6. 6. Not all Automation Tools Are Obvious<br />
  7. 7. The Sneaky BotApp: Appears as Web<br />
  8. 8. Not all automation is a bot<br />
  9. 9. Could just be a bad PR firm or a Virtual Assistant<br />http://www.prlog.org/10334601-is-twitter-helping-or-hindering-your-business-reclaim-your-business-day-outsource-your-tweets.html<br />
  10. 10. @spatially (me) as a baseline<br />Assertions Based on my Usage<br />Most people try different clients<br />Most bloggers import their feeds (see twitterfeed)<br />People rarely abandon a client once they find one<br />People typically use 2 or 3 options<br />Some people research tools (see api usage)<br />
  11. 11. Let’s Play a Game<br />
  12. 12. Bot or Not?<br />
  13. 13. Other options exist, like outsourcing or a person being an Alien<br />
  14. 14. @lizstrauss<br />ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ<br />Work day<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/3497033525/<br />
  15. 15. @znatrainer<br />131,000+ Tweets<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />sleep<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/comfort-mighty/1979425068/sizes/l/<br />
  16. 16. @johnhaydon<br />
  17. 17. @homedaddy1<br />
  18. 18. @guykawasaki<br />My twitter credentials<br />That’s a bunch of clients for just 1 person<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmourati/3179468934/sizes/o/<br />
  19. 19. @monetizeurtwit<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/beluvaloon/1429758459/sizes/o/<br />
  20. 20. @Gary0001<br />
  21. 21. @pistachio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanderson/2352230121/sizes/l/<br />
  22. 22. @lorimoreno<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/47216922@N00/2358264933/sizes/l/<br />
  23. 23. @mitch92021<br />
  24. 24. @brainblayn<br />
  25. 25. @pokerreview<br />
  26. 26. @jawar<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/poomkamol/2230127765/sizes/o/<br />
  27. 27. @mindjumpers<br />
  28. 28. @mark_stoler<br />
  29. 29. @theprofitmentor<br />
  30. 30. @themediadude<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/megamanex/4216361409/<br />
  31. 31. @nwjerseyliz<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ckieff/2902309368/sizes/l/<br />
  32. 32. @paisano<br />Sleep<br />®<br />http://whitecenternow.com/2009/01/22/thursday-food-rosticeria-y-cocina-el-paisano/<br />
  33. 33. @mayhemstudios<br />73,000+ Tweets?<br />Insomnia?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisypitta/2396125537/sizes/l/<br />
  34. 34. Things I’m thinking after wasting 6 hours on this Project<br />Automation is making it harder to learn and share items of value on Twitter<br />I wish I developed an automation tool<br />Sleep disorders can explain some things, but not 131,000+ tweets<br />Twitter is probably not good for insomnia<br />

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