Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots

@inproceedings{Savage2016BotivistCV,
  title={Botivist: Calling Volunteers to Action using Online Bots},
  author={Saiph Savage and Andr{\'e}s Monroy-Hern{\'a}ndez and Tobias H{\"o}llerer},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2016}
}
To help activists call new volunteers to action, we present Botivist: a platform that uses Twitter bots to find potential volunteers and request contributions. By leveraging different Twitter accounts, Botivist employs different strategies to encourage participation. We explore how people respond to bots calling them to action using a test case about corruption in Latin America. Our results show that the majority of volunteers (80\%) who responded to Botivist's calls to action contributed… CONTINUE READING
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