for a long long time now, I think about strategies for building a Twitter botnet (just4fun).
Not only the setup and management of such a botnet are interesting but also the different ways to “hide” the fact that there is a botnet.
Now, one could argue that it’s not that nice to create yet another fleet of fake Twitter accounts and let them do random stuff, but it’s still a very nice project suited for Elixir and to be honest, no one would even notice yet another botnet there
There are also some nice things you could do like querying the Twitter API and bypass the ridiculous small rate limit by balancing the requests over all accounts.
So, my question is, if people are interested in reading about my ideas. Most things can also be used outside of the Twitter scope I guess.