Last week, election results from all states were finally certified. While most headlines focused on Hillary Clinton’s 2.8 million popular votes lead over Donald Trump, the results also debunked claims that had been circulating over the past few weeks.
Apple recently came under fire for proposing a change to the 🍑 peach emoji that made it look more fruit-like and less butt-like. “What’s happening to emojis represents the worst kind of gentrification of the internet,” charged Buzzfeed. Mashable was even more dramatic, exclaiming: “Apple just ruined texting.” While Apple soon retreated, the episode demonstrated the … Continue reading How we really use the peach emoji
Could emoji data science have predicted the results of the election? Probably not, but emojis still provide a fascinating glimpse into the emotions of American voters. We used the Twitter API to collect nearly 2 million tweets on Election Day. What did we find? Lots of 🖕s, 🇺🇸s, and 👍, and more.
Today, we published our first article in Forbes breaking down the more than $1 billion spent so far in the US presidential election. Sometimes, a map is easier to understand, and we wanted to share the data in a way that hasn't really been done before. So here it is.
Can emojis teach us anything about situations like Brexit With Twitter reporting that 110 billion emojis have been tweeted since 2014, the idea isn’t as fanciful as it might seem. Emojis provide a rich and unexplored prism for understanding the evolution of language and culture.