An emoji data science tutorial in R as a complement to the Emojipedia article: "The resistance will be emojified ✊🏽"
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.
At Prismoji, we believe that emojis - as a “new type of language” - are a major key for understanding popular sentiment in a digital age.