The twitter bot that excites me is@censusAmericans. This bot, by @jiazhang works on American census data submitted between 2009 and 2013, and creates mini-biographies out of them.

The general impression of census data is that you pick up each citizen’s story, extract factual data from it, compile that information and generate country-wide patterns. I was fascinated that this twitter bot did the opposite, getting census-formatted data and extracting an individual’s story from it.

From a twitter-bot perspective, it encourages followers to continue to read them, till they find something that reminds them of themselves. I found this to be really powerful.

Reference – http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/introducing-censusamericans-a-twitter-bot-for-america/