Tracking emoji usage on Twitter

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The people I follow on Twitter almost never use emojis, but every now and then I peek into trending topics or tweets near me, and it’s a completely different experience. People use emojis. A lot. The emojitracker, a small project by the Rocket Workshop, does exactly what the name says. It keeps track of the emojis people use on Twitter in real-time.

Warning: The view might cause a seizure.

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