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."
"What can emojis tell you about celebrities and their fans? Data scientist Hamdan Azhar, founder of emoji analytics company PRISMOJI, pondered this age-old question in the wake of some fresh Taylor Swift and Kanye West drama."
At Prismoji, we believe that emojis - as a “new type of language” - are a major key for understanding popular sentiment in a digital age.