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Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, just launched his own chatbotChris Messina, developer experience lead at Uber and inventor of the hashtag, said back in January that 2016 is "the year of conversational commerce." Today, he's launching his own personal assistant chatbot, called MessinaBot. MessinaBot responds to people who message Messina on Facebook and can make appointments on his behalf.
MessinaBot: What worked and what didn'tLast week MessinaBot launched on Messenger. MessinaBot, one of the first public personal bots of its kind, was built by Olabot. It provides basic information about me and my interests, and can act like an automated concierge for simple requests like posting a product to Product Hunt or scheduling live chat office hours without requiring any intervention on my part.