If you’re fired up about politics — say the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, or President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns — and wish to make your voice heard, well a message to Congress is just an SMS away.
Resistbot, which debuts this week on 5 bots to try, can route text messages to your U.S. Senators. To good to be true? The company says “We’e confirmed that Resistbot messages are received and read by actual Congressional staffers.” U.S. Representatives are next!
Here are the five most popular bots this past week, as they appear on Botlist. Give them a try and let us know what you think.
Blast emojis, feed pandas, kill aliens, eat mushrooms, open secret doors.
Available on Messenger, Telegram
Hey, movie lovers! Like watching movies in the theaters? MovieBot can recommend a nice movie to watch.
Available on Messenger
3. Rock Paper Scissors
Play Rock-Paper-Scissors game with a bot on Facebook Messenger.
Available on Messenger
SXSW and Eventbase have partnered to bring SXSW Registrants an AI chatbot to serve as a concierge to the March event to help you navigate through the SXSW Conference & Festivals with ease. Abby, the SXSW Bot, delivers a casual, fun conversational-style user experience to help Attendees navigate SXSW, find out what’s happening, and get timely answers to FAQs.
SXSW GO is the perfect platform for Abby because mobile winds up being the primary tool of our technically savvy attendees. As our attendees are navigating SXSW, their primary digital experience is through the SXSW GO mobile app. Abby has a prime location in the app, always there ready to assist.
Abby uses Natural Language Processing to deliver appropriate answers to the registrant inquiries, allowing users to get quick replies in a familiar messaging interface. Combined with personalized communication, Abby is able to provide a more meaningful experience for Attendees during the event.
Available on iOS, Messenger
Resistbot will ask for your name and information to find your elected officials. Your representatives will know you’re a constituent—that’s who matters to them.
resist to 50409 to get started. It takes less than 5 minutes to have your voice heard in Congress.
How does it work? Resistbot turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress— in the simplest and easiest way possible. We are working hard behind the scenes to make sure they are delivered and that your representatives take them seriously.
Will my message really count? Yes! There’s a lot of information floating around saying that only certain ways of speaking up really count. We’ve confirmed that Resistbot messages are received and read by actual Congressional staffers.
Available on SMS
Popularity of the top 5 bots on Botlist is based on web traffic to individual bots’ pages appearing on the site. This week’s rankings were for the period March 13 – 19, 2017.