A Twitterbot is a program used to produce automated posts via the Twitter microblogging service. Twitterbots come in various forms. For example, many serve as spam, enticing clicks on promotional links. Others post at-reply messages in response to tweets that include a certain word or phrase. These auto-tweets can either be silly or used to spread some themed message. Some Twitter users even program Twitterbots to assist themselves with scheduling or reminders.
Examples of popular Twitterbots 
@Betelgeuse_3 sends at-replies in response to tweets that include the phrase, "Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice." The tweets are sent in the voice of the lead character from the Beetlejuice film.
@RedScareBot tweets in the persona of Joseph McCarthy in response to Twitter posts mentioning "socialist," "communist," or "communism."
@StealthMountain sends auto-reply tweets of "I think you mean 'sneak peek'" in response to any tweets that include the term "sneak peak."
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- Adrian Chen (23 February 2012). "How I Found the Human Being Behind Horse_ebooks, The Internet’s Favorite Spambot". Gawker. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
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