Courtesy of Twitter we have an all new type of ‘Mini celebrity’, and they’re not even human! These popular Twitter personas often look like and act like the real deal, updating their feed multiple times a day with random facts, quotes, or humorous anecdotes. They are known as Twitterbots, created by programmers, scientists and many companies. Some created to ‘gauage how easily services that measure influence on Twitter could be manipulated’ (B Bosker 2013) others are created in order to spruik various services to Twitter users 24/7, some are sold to genuine users in order to boost their follower count bumping them up the twitter feed a little and giving the appearance that they are more popular than they really are. Some have become so popular that they have out followed Opra!. But while many of these account don’t do all that much, some of these accounts are truly amazing and can be rather entertaining to follow. So next time you are using your Twitter account and chose to follow someone’s account, might be worth doing a quick Google search on them, might turn out that they are really some Scientists in Ouro Preto and not really the sexy blond journalist in Rio de Janeiro you’ve been drooling over.