On Thursday, a Twitter bot platform called “Cheap Bots, Done Quick!” suspended their service. But little did they know, this suspension would cause self-help bots @infinite_scream (by Nora Reed) and @tinycarebot (by Jonny Sun) to get caught in an endless loop of their own unique mantras.
@tinycarebot is a personal reminder bot aimed at promoting self-care, whereas @infinite_scream is a more cheeky approach of merely screaming at any and everything.
People felt personally connected to their unique exchange.
Me, and also me
— Jane Ritt ✨ (@heymermaid) June 7, 2018
This is like a visual representation of current American politics.
— DCasp (@AuRevoir3179) June 7, 2018
There are two types of people, and both of them are me.
— Amy Rose | 2 weeks! (@SushiRollPhan) June 8, 2018
Whereas others are simply trying to understand this Twitter magic.
I think this qualifies as emergent performance art.
— warcabbit (@warcabbitMWM) June 7, 2018
I like to think endless screaming isn't a bot and every tweet is manually made.
— Lexa kom Trikru also Josh Allen sucks. (@CriminallyVu1ga) June 8, 2018
Based on the thread I was reading, there is an out – a 5% chance the thread breaks on each interaction.
— Jordan (@ParchmentScroll) June 7, 2018
The internet works in mysterious ways
— Stash Superman (@stash0606) June 8, 2018
This is just about as 2018 as it can get.