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I'm building a thoughtful Twitter assistant!

paulasantamaria profile image Paula Santamaría Updated on ・2 min read

A couple of months ago, I started experimenting with the Twitter API. My idea was to build a bot to share some digital art I created on my redbubble account by publishing a tweet once or twice a day with a random design and caption.

Once I got it working I thought "maybe more people could benefit from this 🤔" so I started working with @maurogarcia_19 to scale the idea so it will be useful to anyone who wants to share links on Twitter regularly.

Our main concern was that we didn't want to create a "spam generator", so we built the idea around the concept of sharing thoughtfully.

That's how Cephhi 🐙 came to be.

What is Cephhi?

Cephhi is a personal Twitter assistant. You feed him links, ideas and hashtags and he creates tweets regularly without repeating for as long as he can.

Check this video to see Cephhi in action:

How's Cephhi thoughtful?

As I said before, for us this was the key for this project. We don't want cephhi to be a simple "bot"🤖 or a "scheduler". So these are the ideas we're working on to prevent that:

  • The amount of tweets per day is limited to a maximum of 4.
  • The amount of hashtags per tweet is also limited.
  • It'll give you tips on how to keep an authentic image online.

We're working really hard to make Cephhi a tool that encourages a responsible social media usage when sharing our content. We want to help content creators promote their work without replacing the human factor that, we believe, is crucial to stablish a healthy relationship with any audience.

Project status

We launched the landing page a few weeks ago as a mean to communicate and validate the whole idea: cephhi.com

Right now we're working on an MVP that will be available for free soon 😁.


Thanks for reading!

If you want to know more about this project check the website and subscribe so we can let you know when its available: cephhi.com

We'd really appreciate any feedback, questions or comments 😊

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Paula Santamaría

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Passionate about creating stuff. Gamer, digital artist and guitarist on my free time.

Discussion

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Really interesting! I think thoughtfulness is exactly what you want to be doing with something like this. I'm definitely intrigued.

Reminds me a bit of this post by @victoria

 

Thanks Ben! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post and leave a comment.

The issue that @victoria describes in her post is exactly what I encountered that finally push me to start working on Cephhi. And apparently many other content creators go through the same thing. We hope Cephhi will be able to provide a solution that encourages thoughtfulness and responsibility while also helping content creators delegate some work.

There's much that can be done on this subject, so hopefully this is just the beginning!

 

I love the idea, and also love the animation, I already have a connection with Cepphi the octopus 😆

 

😊 We put a lot of effort in Cephhi as a character to help us easily illustrate how the platform works. I did the drawing and my sister the animation, so this means a lot, thank you Luke!

 

That is awesome, very talented family😁

 

This is an amazing idea. I will stay tuned in order to be the first to use Cephhi.
Please, keep us updated! :)

 

Thank you so much! We'll be posting any future news here of course😊

 
 
 

Amazing idea. Love the concept and can’t wait to try it. Congrats on launching the landing page!

 

Thank you so much Zane! We're very excited about this project and working to get the MVP out there ASAP. We'll be posting news soon!

 

Thank you! Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the MVP soon 😁

 
 

We thought about it, but to be honest we don’t have any experience managing open source projects and there is already a lot of new stuff we had to learn to launch Cephhi, so we wanted to keep it simple. But we’re not ruling it out for the future.