The Verge: How to spot a Twitter bot. “Bot accounts are a persistent problem on Twitter, where they can be used to spam out favorable news stories and influence politics more broadly. But as companies and third-party groups have tried to push back against bot campaigns, simply identifying the accounts has proven remarkably difficult. A new system called the Botometer, built by researchers at Indiana University and Northeastern University, is the perfect example of why.” I’m putting this in “Research & Opinion” and not “Useful Stuff” because it rated me 56% possible bot. And I’m not a bot, though I do schedule my ResearchBuzz tweets. Use your salt with this resource.