Friday, October 28, 2011
If you are still confused on what it does:
You want to search about "Technology"...
So, you mention @GuardianTagBot in your tweet along with your search query.
You Click on the link and then, you are redirected towards the results page. But the search results are only from The Guardian website.
This makes your act of searching for news a tad simpler and since the results page is designed for mobiles, portability is assured.
But does it violate the Twitter Terms of Service? I dont think so, because twitter has not mentioned anything about a bot tweeting from a profile, or multiple accounts belonging to a single source, etc.
A lot of comparisons are being made, which compares this to the AI of iPhone 4S, Siri. However, the people behind this service made a statement which makes it all clear to us "GuardianTagBot is not Siri."
UPDATE: Sending search queries to its other subsidiaries will also get you the result, but from the same bot itself.