I am separated. Last time I got married was in 1986. I have been married twice. I started but didn't finish college.
— censusAmericans (@censusAmericans) January 18, 2016
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/