Idea: An evil twitter bot

An evil twitter bot that searches for people posting things like “Only 5 more followers until we have 500, please RT!”. It then follows them and waits a couple of days before replying with “Quality is more important than quantity. *unfollow*” – and unfollowing.

I won’t do this, but thought I’d mention it …

Can we make an actually realistic unemployment simulator game?

Recently people have been passing round a “realistic unemployment simulator” game. Its a fun little game.

But its not great in that its very simplistic about the issues and thus very polarising. Its unlikely to make anyone who thinks the benefit crackdown is a good thing change their mind or even think about it seriously. It’ll widen the gap between those on different sides of the political argument, not shrink it.

Could we make an actually realistic unemployment simulator game that would make those who have never been in this situation begin to understand what it’s like and really think about it instead of reaching for political slogans? Continue reading “Can we make an actually realistic unemployment simulator game?”