Chatbots are not new; they're almost as old as the Internet itself.
It’s almost like it took the words right out of your mouth, because that’s essentially what it does.
Launched in 2013, @tofu_product scans your recent tweets, then responds to you with a mish-mash of your own words a few seconds after you send it a message.
Every morning Product Hunt is littered with them: There's Text Riley for finding a new apartment, Happy Now for home assistance, Text Miley for job hunting. What likely helped pave the road for this sudden slew of digital SMS friends were Twitter bots.
The often strange, but ultimately beloved automated accounts have long been one of the best parts of the platform.
The basics to the service (picking a name, a photo, an age, etc) are free.