I got an AIM message from cubedsalmon right after making my last post. The content of the message from this fishy user was
The 100th Fibonacci number is 354224848179261915075.
The next few messages exchanged established that the person on the other end hadn't started the conversation and didn't know me. An LJ post about a similar conversation was on the first page of Google results for 354224848179261915075. Adding salmon to the search turned up themissinghat
, a community devoted to this and similar AIM bot pranks
So if you ever get a message from a user with "salmon" in the name, be prepared for a confused LiveJournaler who doesn't know what's going on. Who knows, it could be fun! Here's another post on the same topic
. And with nothing to do with chat bots, it's a good week to do The Salmon Dance
I've occasionally thought about writing an AIM bot that you could send a quote to and it would respond with a random quote from another user. But in today's Internet I'd have to come up with an anti-spam solution as well and I haven't even gotten around to applying my spam knowledge to my own email.