Last year, in 2016, the people behind the Telegram messenger opened up a lot of features of their platform for developers. The so called "Bot API" makes it possible to connect to the Telegram servers, receive messages and communicate with the other clients inside the network. I was curious and developed a bot that has some use case if you are visiting our local library.
What headlines run to the top in no time? What titles are changed? What discussions draw the most comments and stay active? In this post I will summarize how a mix of Python and R produces a video showing the HN headlines over a two month period.