A spelling-correcting twitbot is the kind of invention that could get someone shanked.

@grammer_man:

Had a spare hour last Thursday and decided to write a little twitter bot. There he is above. His name is Grammer_Man and he corrects other twitter users' misspellings, using data scraped from these Wikipedia pages.
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15 Responses:

  1. peter says:

    thanks for the warning, user is marked for spam and blocked.

  2. Jon Shea says:

    See also: @StealthMountain. “I alert twitter users that they typed sneak peak when they meant sneak peek. I live a sad life.” https://twitter.com/#!/StealthMountain/favorites

  3. Jon says:

    I'm guessing this is on purpose (just checked: yes, sort-of.) but 'grammer' really jumps out at me. ERK!

  4. Nightbird says:

    Damn You Auto Correct comes to Twitter. :)

    • hattifattener says:

      Next: a pedant-bot that always makes subtly, hilariously incorrect suggestions.

  5. DFB says:

    I like the one which only responds to Tweets with "(sp?)" -- more Second (and Third) Law compliant.