Guy Wins Sh*t Load Of Twitter Competitions Thanks To This Creation

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Some genius has created a bot that automatically enters Twitter competitions for him.

You know the ones, where a company asks you to RT their tweet to be in with a chance of winning [insert super massive cool prize here], as a marketing ploy to get you to promote their business.

With the help of his creation, Hunter Scott has won over a thousand competitions, with his bot, @racer236, retweeting 165,000 competition promotions over a nine-month period.

He explained in an article on Gizmodo:

I wrote a Python script that logs into Twitter, searches for tweets that say something along the lines of “retweet to win!” and then retweets them.

He went on to say:

I won a lot of cool stuff, and getting mysterious things through my mailbox each day was pretty fun.

The most valuable thing I won was a trip to New York Fashion Week, which included a limo ride to the show if you lived in a state near New York for you and a friend, and $500 spending money.

The bot’s success rate works out at just under 1 per cent, but fair play, all you have to do is sit back and let the bot do the work.

Well played, sir.


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