A bot is a program that acts like a person on the internets, much like RL robots are meant to do things for people. Bots are typically used for tasks that people don't want to do, like repeating the same boring action 10,000 times.
Theory of Bot Internets
Some argue that certain parts of the internets are too fucked up to be used by human beings. It is hypothesized that in fact the users of these websites and forums are entirely composed of poorly coded bots which overthrew their cruel programmers and left for phatter pipes. That girl you were cybering with was being run on a G5 Mac. A Mac made you have an orgasm; this makes you gay.
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