Without even checking, I know that my automatic tweet about this post (as @RobertLovesPi) will be retweeted by the @HexagonBot on Twitter. Why? Because @HexagonBot retweets any tweet containing the word “hexagon,” or “hexagons.” I have absolutely no idea why other polygons lack their own Twitterbots, though.
When I tweet a link to this blog-post as @robertlovespi, it will likely be quickly retweeted by @hexagonbot, simply because of the term “hexagon” being included in the tweet. What I don’t understand: Why do other polygons not have bots of their own?
I used Stella 4d to make this image, and you can find that program at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
Little blurbs about posts on this blog get auto-tweeted on my Twitter, @RobertLovesPi. There’s also an A.I. on Twitter, @Hexagonbot, who retweeted my last two tweets about blog-posts here, but will not be retweeting the tweet about this one.
Why is this? Simple: @Hexagonbot is programmed to retweet any tweet which contains the word “hexagon,” which was in the titles of the last two posts here (also tessellations). This tessellation has no hexagons, though, and so the @Hexagonbot will not find it worthy of attention.
I cannot explain why hexagons get their own bot on Twitter, but other polygons do not have such bots. It’s simply one of the mysteries of the Internet.