BuzzBot is an experiment, designed to help journalists connect with people on the ground at events. It acts as a Facebook Messenger bot plus a dashboard that journalists can use to send messages to groups of users and view aggregated responses.
BuzzFeed News and Open Lab deployed BuzzBot at the 2016 conventions.
The Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts is a workshop in BuzzFeed’s San Francisco bureau. We offer fellowships to artists, programmers, and storytellers to spend a year making new work in a collaborative environment.