"i know, LOL" - Jake Elliott + Nicholas O'Brien (2008)
yesterdaze Jake Elliott
+ Nicholas O'Brien
created a short-lived Twitter Art project/account
which has now "been suspended due to strange activity"
immediately Tweeted about it
calling it Twitter Art, LOL.ART or webArt but Twitter calls it "spammy behavior."
Following the now suspended accout takes you to a standard explaination of why the account may be suspended. The reasons incl "If you are sending large numbers of @reply messages that are not genuine replies, you may be considered spam."
Their project, called "i know, LOL" was an account by the same name which was based on the Twitter API + listened for ppl saying "LOL" + then automatically replied to those Twitter users, saying "i know, LOL!"
what interests me here is that these (automated) replies were "not genuine" from the perspective of Twitter + that this form of Twitter Art, LOL.ART, webArt, New Media Art, etc... can so easily be understood/interpreted as "spammy behavior."
Labels: 2008, art, Jake Elliott, LOL, LOL.ART, new media art, Nicholas O'Brien, spam, Twitter, Twitter Art, webArt