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Ghostbot for Burner

A smart bot that handles your unwanted texts

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Greg Cohn
@gregcohn · Co-Founder & CEO, Burner
If anyone is interested in working on projects like this in collaboration with us to inject agents and apps into consumer phone numbers, we'd love to talk to you! (Also we have a pretty cool custom ghostbot emoji for our internal Slack team.)
Would you recommend Ghostbot for Burner to a friend?

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Chris Messina
@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
This is the first bot-as-personal-firewall I've seen, but extends on the concept of EstherBot and others. Super cool!
I would love to see a bot that follows up on all your Tinder contacts until you get a positive response. Then maybe these bots can have a passive aggressive conversation that never ends.
tommyent
@tommyent · Freelancer
This is great for reinforcing/enabling passive aggressive behavior. "Ghostbot is a fun, witty auto-responder", "Ghostbot will take over for you when you no longer want to deal with someone", "ghost away from fleeting relationships — without the emotional baggage" Wow. "don't want to inflame the situation" I can see this doing just that. Actually I can see… See more
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Greg Cohn
@gregcohn · Co-Founder & CEO, Burner
If anyone is interested in working on projects like this in collaboration with us to inject agents and apps into consumer phone numbers, we'd love to talk to you! (Also we have a pretty cool custom ghostbot emoji for our internal Slack team.)
I wanted to rewrite my comment now that I've taken some time to reflect. I don't think that this product makes the world better; I don't even think it addresses the real problem (i.e., the tendency for people to behave abusively via text). I do think, however, that this product capitalizes on a social cause in a way that is virtually guaranteed to be contr… See more