DATA JOURNALISM

This is some of the work that I did for Prismoji, where we use emoji data to give us a glimpse into how people are reacting to world events. Check us out here.
 
 
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THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: TOPIC ANALYSIS

 

Do the American people really care about what the media focuses on? Using 1 million tweets collected during the third presidential debate, interest for debate topics were identified using volume of tweets. An interactive plot was build using Plotly to visualize the level of interest throughout the debate. 


ELECTION 2016: EMOJI SENTIMENT ANALYSIS

 

Emojis have been called a new form of language, so what better way to get a different angle on the recent election than to analyze how people used them. Using the Twitter Streaming API, 20 million tweets were acquired, cleaned, and stored in a SQL database. Log odds ratio was used to measure the degree of association that an emoji had to a certain candidate. Visualizations were made for different times and types of emojis.