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
The past week has seen a whirlwind of social media activity around the death of Fidel Castro, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday. We were curious about how people used emojis to discuss these topics so we looked at some data from Twitter. Check out the complete post on Emojipedia!
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.
Slides from our presentation on emoji data science at Emojicon 2016, including data on Brexit, the Olympics, the 2016 election, 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.
We'll be presenting an introduction to emoji data science at the first ever Emojicon in San Francisco! "Despite the profusion of emojis in digital life, little research has been done that leverages emojis to understand popular sentiment. We believe that emoji data science, a largely unexplored field, might be a powerful new methodology for both the computational social sciences as well as fast data journalism."