Candidate two in the search for the new Robert Scoble is RoboScoble (conceived by Candidate One, Niall Kennedy). Niall points RoboScoble.com to a feed of Windows Live bloggers, but imagine the possibilities of a real virtual Scoble:
- Candidate: RoboScoble
- Current position: In alpha testing
- Background: Ten years trolling IRC channels and baiting Apple users. Most Mac fans unable to distinguish the bot from a real Microsoft fan. No one's sure who should be more offended by that.
- Major qualification: Unlike Scoble, bots don't need income, so Microsoft would save, like, $20k a year.
- Downside: Can't read without letting him check your computer for pirated software.