One of the things that really struck me over the course of these interviews is how so much really important research on bots (and their kin) is being published by graduate students and post-docs. It makes sense, in a way: the field is moving so fast! One such individual is Srijan Kumar who is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford's Computer Science Department. Srijan introduced me to the concepts of sockpuppets and astroturfing, which are now two of my favorite vocabulary terms.
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