ShitpostBot 5000

ShitpostBot 5000

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Updated May 07, 2020 at 07:58PM EDT by 3kole5.

Added May 04, 2017 at 02:10PM EDT by Amongus.

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ShitpostBot 5000 is a Facebook and Twitter page that publishes randomly-generated images based on user-submitted source images and templates. While initially launched on Facebook in 2015, the project has since expanded after receiving coverage from numerous news sites.


In April 2015, ShitpostBot 5000 was initially launched by a 20-year-old Australian identified as the online handle Botmin,[1] who was inspired to make the meme generator while learning about web development. After the initial creation of the Facebook page, ShitpostBot 5000 garnered over 20,000 likes in its first 72 hours through promotion on the now-defunct Weird Facebook page Orange Memes. In December 2015, the @ShitpostBot5000[3] Twitter feed was created, which received upwards of 93,000 followers within two years. In December of 2016, the original Shitpostbot 5000 Facebook page was taken down due to violating Facebook's guidelines, leading to the creation of a second page for the bot's posts.[2] Within five months, the page garnered more than 230,000 likes. On August 19th, a Patreon[6] page for the bot was created, which accumulated upwards of 62 patrons providing $218 per month within nine months.



Shitpostbot 5000 generates images by taking user-submitted and admin-reviewed templates and fills in the blank sections with source images randomly selected from its database. Every half hour, the bot posts a newly generated image to the ShitpostBot 5000 social media feeds. As of May 2017, the ShitpostBot 5000 official website stats claims there are over 5 quindecillion unique possible images from 9865 accepted source images and 2289 accepted templates.[4]

Content Content Type Source Images Templates Both Accepted 9865 (16.81%) 2289 (14.29%) 12154 (16.27%) Awaiting Yes 353 (0.6%) 239 (1.49%) 592 (0.79%) Pending 40153 (68.41%) 9271 (57.86%) 49424 (66.15%) Awaiting No 445 (0.76%) 414 (2.58%) 859 (1.15%) Denied 7875 (13.42%) 3809 (23.77%) 11684 (15.64%) Total 8691 6022 74713 Total number of unique possible memes: 5,063,019,831,290,535,091,545, 820,069,339,184,283,818,062,249,984 IS 111H TI IIT 111P 111O I1S T1IT 11 IIIB I110 IHIT 115 1110 1110 11101 1-11-T-1


On July 6th, 2016, the internet news site published an article titled "Shitpostbot 5000 proves internet memes will outlive humans." In August, several other news sites published articles about ShitpostBot, including The Daily Dot,[9] The Next Web[10] and Gizmodo.[11] On September 6th, the /r/shitpostbot5000[7] subreddit was launched.



Not a Bot / Sentience

Not a Bot is a phrase often used when the bot posts an image considered too accurate or too humanlike to be just randomly created, leading to in-jokes about the actual human admin in charge of the page posting these pictures.

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how it feels when you go to the bathroom without your phone. When your crush touches you COM Very Hard This meme is from the future You don't get the reference yet >Mfw the admin doesn't accept my template I think of God © Copyright / IP Policy Google 45th president of the united states All Images News Maps Videos About 10,100,000 results (0.71 seconds) President of the United States (45) More Settings Tools

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