After mentioning PixelSorter in a tweet with an uploaded image, it will then download the image, and begin segmenting an image into rows or columns according to their hue, brightness, luminance, etc. A few moments later, PixelSorter will @reply you with its own glitched-out version of the image you just uploaded.
If you want to get technical, there are many more parameters you can use to get PixelSorter spitting out specific kinds of glitchy images. For example, if you want your image to be filtered using PixelSorter’s “Drip” glitch, you can specify “preset[drip]” in your tweet. And there are a lot of other presets and custom parameters you can try for yourself if you’re feeling adventurous.
Now if someone would just come up with a Twitter bot that writes a Co.Design post every time another Twitter bot makes some glitch art, we can automate this whole process.