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RSS and Atom in Action: Web 2.0 Building Blocks by Dave Johnson

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Chapter 17. Blog from a chat room

A chatbot that enables participants in an online chat to post messages to a blog using wiki syntax.

In Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels where geeks and hackers gather to discuss the issues of the day, share links, and provide informal technical support, you’ll find that many have implemented their own chatbots. A chatbot is a program that responds to commands entered in a chat channel, or room. Some chatbots act as knowledge bases, storing the definitions of common terms. Some just meet and greet new visitors to the channel. Recently, developers have been creating chatbots that know how to blog.

In the #mobitopia channel on Freenode (irc.freenode.net), where mobile developers gather to chat about programming ...

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