I've started using twitter for many of my information feeds. However, I felt like I couldn't get all the sceince content I wanted in a useful way. As a result, I've created a number of bots to tweet content for me. Feel free to follow them if they are of interest to you.
- A bot that automatically tweets the RSS feeds of journals in ecology and evolution. Journals include: Ecology, American Naturalist, Ecology Letters, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Journal of Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Oecologia, Ecological Applications, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Advances in Ecological Research, Evolution, Functional Ecology, and Oikos. The bot also tries to filter some of the general journals for EcoEvo content. Including: Science, Nature, PNAS, PLoS One, Biology Letters, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Tweets by @EcoEvoJournals
- A bot that automatically tweets new posts to the EcoLog-L LISTSERV. I'm not associated with the LISTSERV in any way, the bot just catches new posts and tweets them. Currently because of the way it catches and queues posts for tweeting, it may occasionally tweet the posts out of order. I still recommend you subscribe to the official Listserv. Personally, I autofilter EcoLog emails into a folder of my email and only look at them if I see something interesting from Twitter.Tweets by @EcoLog_L
- A bot that automatically tweets ecological content from many top journals in plant biology. Auto filtering used to select content.Tweets by @PlantEcologyBot
- A bot that figures out prime numbers and tweets them as words. Why? Because, computers. I may have gone too far with this one, but it was a fun exercise.Tweets by @_Prime_Numbers_