A new article reports, “the Guardian announced the birth of @GuardianTagBot, the living, tweeting, occasionally sleeping Twitter account that serves as the public face of the Guardian’s content API explorer. Tweet @GuardianTagBot with a search term — or a whole group of search terms — and it’ll @-reply you with a link to Guardian content that matches your query. Whether you’re looking for Nieman Lab mentions in the Guardian (who isn’t?), or wondering what Nick Clegg is up today (ditto), or concerned that David Cameron may be a lizard (um)…the bot probably has your answer.”

The article continues, “‘It’s rather like playing fetch with our articles, videos, galleries and audio,’ Nina Lovelace, the Guardian’s content development manager, explained in a post announcing the tool. While returns are ad hoc — you have to re-ask @GuardianTagBot each time you want updated search results — if you save a search for GuardianTagBot, Meg Pickard, the Guardian’s head of digital engagement, points out, you can see results in real time, as well.”

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