“There’s research showing that people who stay off of social media are more prone to isolation because they’re missing out on the place where the action is.”At any moment in time, that action could stall out.
Your friends might all be busy, unable to provide that quick rush of dopamine you get from a Like, a fav, or comment.
While your conversations with them might be inane, something sends you back.
For whatever reason, tweeting with @tofu_product feels strangely familiar.
He rewrote the code about a year ago, and now it’s based on Go with a Redis database backend.“When someone talks directly to him, a choice is made,” Toscano explains.
“We launched it about a month ago, and it was an idea that was tossed around for the longest time. At one point, we had built a Captcha that you had to get wrong in order to get in.Chatbots are not new; they're almost as old as the Internet itself.But suddenly, amidst an infinite amount of flashy, niche social apps, the humble bot-texting-app has become trendy. air to it, but the comfort of those green and blue bubbles does something to offset the absurdity of it.He says he may eventually open-source the reply-generation algorithm, but that may have its drawbacks.“Only having one tofu around makes him kind of a novelty, which is fun,” says Toscano.“People tend to talk to tofu for about five to 10 messages, and then they leave him be...Drunk Shopping is not a person, it’s just a phone number—but it's your best, tipsy friend when you want some companionship during your online shopping sessions. It was created by the three-person team of Chris Baker, Mike Lacher, and Tiger Wang, and it makes them absolutely no money.