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Twitter bots show how freaky Uber and Lyft rides can be

An average Lyft or Uber passenger can come across some really strange and hilariously twisted things, and for some of us reading these experiences is quite entertaining.

That’s why I would like to personally thank Hilary Mason for creating Twitter bots that retweet when someone includes the words “my uber driver” or “my lyft driver”.

The two bots that can be found at these two (opens in new tab)links (opens in new tab) retweet some extremely hilarious content, like this guy asking around for orgies (opens in new tab), this middle-aged man listening to Hannah Montana (opens in new tab), or this generous individual who gave weed to her passenger (opens in new tab).

And those are just things happening on Uber rides.

Lyft has its share of dubious content.

“Why did my lyft driver try to convince me to let him do hypnotherapy on me last night?”, asks one user, while another one was worried about what his driver was doing.

“Lol ok my @lyft driver today has a breathalyzer machine in his car that he had to blow in while driving. This company is a joke”, he tweeted.

Mason, the founder of Fast Forward Labs, created two twitter bots for fun, Business Insider (opens in new tab) quotes her saying.

"It's really simple," Mason said. "It was just a fun, frivolous project."

"The particular demographic of people who use these services are going to say funny things," Mason said. "We all have our own experiences, but here's a little taste of what the world sees."

Uber did not respond with comment, while a Lyft spokesperson said that "Our social support team actively monitors all mentions of Lyft on social media and immediately follows up with both drivers and passengers to answer questions and resolve any issues."

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.