backup of botpad (which, as of 2016-09-05, is dead) from 2015-03-11
an excellent collection of community compiled resources


bot making frameworks
https://github.com/mispy/twitter_ebooks (a ruby based framework for making markov twitter bots)
https://github.com/thricedotted/twitterbot (a python-based framework for making interactive twitter bots)
https://github.com/beaugunderson/node-bot-utilities (node.js bot utilities)
https://github.com/dariusk/examplebot (barebones example bot, made in javascript + node.js)
https://github.com/mrbellek/twitterbot (php bot scripts)
https://gist.github.com/moonmilk/035917e668872013c1bd#comment-1333900 (Python utility to authenticate a Twitter account against an app on another account)
http://i.puthtml.com/boodooperson/twurl (Ruby utility to authenticate a Twitter account against an app on another account)
http://muffinlabs.com/chatterbot.html (Ruby based framework for Twitter bots including auth)

platform & api documentation (twitter api docs and such)
https://apps.twitter.com/ (create an app for your bot acc & get api access)
http://docs.tweepy.org/en/v3.1.0/index.html (python 2.7 api for twitter)
http://twython.readthedocs.com (another python api for twitter)

bot text manipulation resources
https://github.com/leonardr/olipy (a collection of python libraries for text manipulation)
https://github.com/TheBerkin/Rant ("a language for adding rich variations to text")
http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/pages/pattern (python-based natural language and web scraping tools)
http://textblob.readthedocs.org/en/dev/ (python-based natural language tools)
http://nlp.stanford.edu/software/corenlp.shtml (heavyweight java program/library for more advanced NLP) 
https://github.com/dariusk/wordfilter ("lets you filter strings for bad words")
https://github.com/sjml/bot-innocence (a hosted collaborative wordfilter, based on twitter's trending topics)
http://phantomjs.org/ (javascript library/headless browser for automating things and taking screenshots of webpages)
[TODO: add resources for image  Accept: */*bot things as well!]

bot food (info dumps of various sorts)
https://github.com/dariusk/corpora (this contains a loooooot of various info dumps; it is great!)
http://developer.wordnik.com/ (api for e.g. getting definitions of words, or finding related words)
https://www.npmjs.com/package/gutencorpus ("a node library for searching through the top ~100 ebooks on project gutenberg")
https://archive.org/help/json.php (api for access to all manner of audio, text, and images on archive.org)
http://conceptnet5.media.mit.edu/ (api for "common sense" knowledge)
http://swapi.co/ (api for everything star wars)
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/beaugunderson/node-twitter-not-quote-right/master/data/quotes.csv (a *big* info dump containing quotes, their author & category)
http://dumps.wikimedia.org (dumps of wikipedia)
https://developers.google.com/freebase/data (dumps of freebase: a graph of topics with attributes and relations between them)
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:Feeds (a heck of a lot of out-of-copyright books)
https://archive.org/details/word_counts (token histogram from english wikipedia)
http://commoncrawl.org (zillions of web pages. not for the faint of heart)
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/datasets/ (various CMU datasets)
http://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/ (MLR@UCI - machine learning repository / machine learning archive; "created as an ftp archive in 1987.")
http://kdd.ics.uci.edu/ "complements the original UCI Machine Learning Archive , which typically focuses on smaller classification-oriented data sets."
http://www.pewinternet.org/datasets/ "PewResearch Internet Project"
https://aws.amazon.com/datasets (various AWS datasets)
http://www.statsci.org/datasets.html (statsci.org)
https://github.com/polm/gutenjuice (provides source text + extracted and classified keywords from popular Project Gutenburg books)

bot writing (ideas, ethics, etc.)
http://www.samplereality.com/2014/06/23/closed-bots-and-green-bots/ ("two archetypes of bots")
https://medium.com/@samplereality/a-protest-bot-is-a-bot-so-specific-you-cant-mistake-it-for-bullshit-90fe10b7fbaa
http://www.crummy.com/2013/11/27/0 ("Bots Should Punch Up")
http://www.quora.com/Who-owns-the-copyright-on-images-generated-by-a-Twitter-image-bot (on image bots, copyright & ownership)
http://iloveepoetry.com/?p=5427 (several short posts on various twitter bots)
http://tinysubversions.com/notes/aphorism-detection/ (aphorism detection)
http://tinysubversions.com/2013/03/basic-twitter-bot-etiquette/ (some basic twitter bot ethics)
http://stungeye.com/archive/by_date/2014/11/25 (a talk about building simple twitter bots using the chatterbot ruby gem. Slides and source code provided.)

bot making-ofs
http://www.rbknrbkn.com/workandprogress/?p=737 (@_all_of_us_)
http://www.crummy.com/2014/10/16/0 (@TheBotOfMormon)
http://www.decontextualize.com/2014/11/eventuallybot/ (@eventuallybot)
http://52bots.tumblr.com/ (project in making one bot a week over the course of a year)

bot community & people
https://bot.community (a budding bot taxonomy) 
http://tinyletter.com/bot-weekly/ (weekly newsletter for everything bots) 
http://tinysubversions.com/botsummit/2014/ (video of Bot Summit, an event for botmakers)
#botally on freenode (you can e.g. use http://webchat.freenode.net/ to connect and say hi :3)
http://bothub.org/ collects the various resources, tutorials, libraries, and source code around making and running twitter art bots

links to links with links
https://github.com/dariusk/NaNoGenMo-2014/issues/1 (lots of resources and links for bot-related stuff)
https://github.com/dariusk/NaNoGenMo-2014/labels/completed (lots of links to completed bots)