Chatbot to keep you informed about the presidential debates

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Matt Schlicht
Matt SchlichtMakerHiring@mattprd · CEO of Octane AI
I believe most people wish they did a good job keeping up to date with politics, but for so many reasons... they don't. This is why we created Wonk, a chatbot that can effectively (and casually) keep you informed. While we could have chosen to create a blog, an email list, or a Twitter account, we believe that the intimate and real-time nature of a chatbot is the ideal medium for delivering this type of content. It's almost like Wonk is your politically aware friend who wants to make sure you are in the loop. Anyone can message Wonk on Facebook and receive the following: - A message when debate is about to start. - Casual information relating to the debate and what was said. - Polls sent out to see what everyone thought of the debates.
Sar Haribhakti
Sar Haribhakti@sarthakgh · Learning
@mattprd how is this different from Purple? Curious to know the nuances involved.
Ben Parr
Ben ParrMakerHiring@benparr · Co-founder and CMO, Octane AI
Thanks, everyone! This is just a simple project I wanted to do because I'm a political junkie. Wrote a blog post about Wonk, though! - https://chatbotsmagazine.com/int...
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
How does Wonk compare to Purple?
Elizabeth S Hunker
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker · elizabeth.ai
Mad props on including @GaryJohnson there - otherwise, can I please download the opposite of this bot? #IgnoranceIsBliss @mattprd
Trevin Chow
Trevin Chow@trevin · VP of Product @ Tally
Love this idea! Added as a bot and looking forward to the notifications. One bug to report: when you go through the initial setup, it asks you questions again and the actions are wrong. See this:
Ben Parr
Ben ParrMakerHiring@benparr · Co-founder and CMO, Octane AI
@trevin Thanks! Will fix!