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Bot! zine - Issue #34: Celebrate Bot Independence!

Happy 4th of July Monday, everyone! This was the best American flag / bot mashup image I could find.
Bot! zine - Issue #34: Celebrate Bot Independence!
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Happy 4th of July Monday, everyone! This was the best American flag / bot mashup image I could find. Sorry.
Bots have been busy inserting themselves into Brexit petitions (cheeky!) and helping citizens across the pond get out of pesky traffic tickets (delightful!). 
Just on a personal note, I wanted to say how thrilled I am with the bot coverage over on VentureBeat. They’ve been killing it over there! So if you’re noticing a lot of VB articles in the newsletter, that’s why. 
If you find an article, wrote an article, made a bot, found a bot that you love, let me know! Tweet us @botwikidotorg, or join and shoot me a DM. We want to include you!

Required Reading
U.K. investigates Brexit petition fraud after bots allegedly inflate signature count
The DoNotPay bot has beaten 160,000 traffic tickets -- and counting
Chatbots starting a new era of the internet — oratio Insights
The bot revolution: How conversational interfaces will replace apps
Doodle acquires chatbot Meekan to integrate its A.I. scheduling assistant | VentureBeat | Bots | by Chris O'Brien
Connect your Bot to the World
New Bots, Tools, and Directories:
Twitter-bot plasters creepy smiles on celebrities' faces
Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, just launched his own chatbot
Got Bot Analytics?
Must-read - the communication assistant for your team at Slack
Chatbots search - ChatBottle
Kukie | A messenger bot for free tools to build your business
askthephotobot (@askthephoto) | Twitter
SF, New York, Austin, Toronto, and Melbourne: VB's Botathon is coming to your town! | VentureBeat
7/6: New Directions in User Experience with Chatbots w/ Joseph La Sac - PDX Bots (Portland, OR)- Meetup
7/6: Bots & Buddies - Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Robotics (Mountain View, CA)- Meetup
7/7: The BotMakers Detroit First Official MeetUp, GreetUp & BotUp! - BotMakers Detroit (Detroit, MI)- Meetup
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