Is This The World’s First Useful Twitterbot?
Answer: probably not. But I think our new WhoIsHostingThis.com bot is pretty damn cool, regardless.
Twitterbots let you perform ‘command line’-style operations in Twitter (just like in Unix or DOS). You typically send a message, and get back a response via direct message (DM) or an @reply with the information requested.
How to use the @WhoIsHosting bot? It’s simple.
Just send an @reply to @WhoIsHosting followed by a domain. A couple of minutes later, you’ll get a DM back with the answer and a link for more information.
If you don’t want to subject your followers to the lookup, you can send a DM to @WhoIsHosting instead using the same syntax (eg, DM WhoIsHosting yourdomainhere.com). Again, you’ll get a DM back pronto. It’ll look something like this…