Happy birthday, bellydancebot!

A year ago today I released my first twitter bot, an entity called bellydancebot who tweets simple belly dance-themed dance instructions.

Since then bellydancebot has tweeted over 4,000 times.  What she says is often wacky, but I find these flaws (which could be fixed with a little more diligent programming on my part) give her a much greater force of character than I could probably come up with deliberately.

Her quirks of language are also a springboard for me to explore social and political themes. Here are some of the most memorable bellydancebot moments over the last year (click into the feed to see what bellydancebot said to prompt my reactions):