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Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Vox's Future Perfect section and has worked at Vox since 2014. He is particularly interested in global health and pandemic prevention, anti-poverty efforts, economic policy and theory, and conflicts about the right way to do philanthropy.

July 11: Buzzfeed's Katie Notopoulos, Matthew Lynley, and Nathan Pyle publish "92 Free Ideas." Number six reads as follows:

A bot that tweets out "PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW" every time the Pew Research Center issues a new report.

July 14: @pew4pew sends out its first auto-tweet of a Pew report:

Life is beautiful.

If you're into this kind of thing, I highly recommend Leon Neyfakh's Boston Globe profile of Darius Kazemi, who has written a wide array of great Twitter bots and other automated delights; my personal favorite is @TwoHeadlines, which, as you probably guessed mashes up random headlines:

Vox product wizard Casey Kolderup also has extremely solid bot game. @streetsnsheets is great (ex.: "Bohrium in the streets, Erbium in the sheets") and @businessman_exe is, while difficult to describe, kind of a masterpiece:

If you want to learn how to write these yourself, there's a great tutorial here.