A GTalk chat-bot

Ever wondered why can’t we have a chat-bot that responds when we’re idling or away ?

Sathya tried this a couple of times while he “appeared” to be away on GTalk by responding something like “The recipient of your message is currently inactive”.

One could argue saying that the status should reflect what the person is doing. But then, more often than not, my friends’ status always say they’re Busy, but ping them, and you’ll end up spending an hour or two chatting nonsense!

Anyway, requirement or not, I think it’s a pretty cool thing to have a Bot that can respond on your behalf. Even better, how about integrating a “Mirror Bot” which echoes back whatever the buddy has just typed, or a “Emacs Psychiatrist Bot” which will piss the shyte out of your buddy?

Hmmm.. Probably against the social networking etiquettes.

Thoughts on that?


About gautshen

A jack of many trades of which , Linux Kernel Programming puts food on the table. Also pursuing his PhD in the area Theoretical Computer Science at the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Is an avid reader interested in the Hindu traditions and philosophy. Loves Bicycling and Good Music. Name is Ranjal Gautham Shenoy.
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2 Responses to A GTalk chat-bot

  1. theG says:

    have a lol bot 🙂

  2. Madhava says:

    Pidgin does auto-reply, if that’s what you’re looking for 🙂

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