The best account on Twitter

Are you following @horse_ebooks? John Herrman explains why you must: "It isn’t a parody account and it doesn’t tell jokes. It’s a spam bot that sells shitty ebooks about horses, and it might be the best Twitter account that has ever existed." [Splitsider]

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  1. It’s so accidentally whimsical, in exactly the same sort of way email spam is whimsical and magical.

    1. great.  now I’m down the rabbit hole with Karl.  so much for getting anything done on my day off, you guys.

  2. Why are articles about spammy/lulzy Twitter accounts so bloody l-o-n-g? They’re like the anti-Twitter. (ADHD, what’s that?)

  3. Reminds me of the Hybrid in Battlestar Gallactica. Maybe she was just spouting spam all along… 

  4. So, stupid question: are all spambot tweets written by software programs? Or is an actual person writing these?

  5. Ok, stupid question: are all spambot tweets written by software programs? It seems incredible that random sentences could be so serendipitously awesome.

  6. “It isn’t a parody account and it doesn’t tell jokes”I disagree. There might have been a spambot at some point in the past, but these updates are far too… curated to not be intentionally selected.

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