TroveNewsBot upgraded – now sharing articles published 'on this day'!

@TroveNewsBot has been sharing Trove newspaper articles on Twitter for over 7 years. With its latest upgrade the bot now has an ‘on this day’ function. Every day at AEST9.00am, TroveNewsBot will share an article published on that day in the past.

Even better, you can make your own ‘on this day’ queries by tweeting to @TroveNewsBot with the hashtag #onthisday. For example:

  • Tweeting ‘#onthisday #luckydip’ – will return a random article published on this day in the past.
  • Tweeting ‘cat #onthisday #luckydip’ – will return a random article about cats published on this day in the past.
  • Tweeting ‘1920 #year #onthisday’ – will return an article published on this day in 1920.

See @TroveNewsBot’s help page for a full list of parameters. #dhhacks