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Internet bots


Internet bots, also known as web robots, are automated internet applications controlled by software agents. These bots interact with network services intended for people, carrying out monotonous tasks and behaving in a humanlike manner. Bots can gather information, reply to queries, provide entertainment, and serve commercial purposes.


Many internet bots are run in the form of web software agents that interface with web pages. Web crawlers (commonly known as spiders) are web robots that recursively gather web-page information, as does the bot used by Google ("GoogleBot").


Auction website eBay has been to court in an attempt to suppress a third-party company from using bots to traverse their site looking for bargains; this approach backfired on eBay and attracted the attention of further bots.



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