Want to win a 1,000 online contests? Build a bot to automatically enter for you

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Engineer and researcher Hunter Scott  fancied seeing how many Twitter contests he could win, so he did what any good developer would do – he wrote some code to it for him. His Twitter bot – which he isn’t naming, presumably to avoid the company killing it – was designed to duck the social network’s measures to stop automation (rate limits on how many tweets you can send, users you can follow etc.) and sought out contests to enter. The Python script was designed to spot original contest tweets rather than retweets from people entering them, but was still gamed by a…

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