Extracting emojis from geocoded tweets allows us to show them over a 24 hour cycle on a world map andobserve when people do certain things, like drinking coffee, sipping beer or sleep.
Geo-tweets uses the twitter fire hose API to capture geocoded tweets - unless you pay, you
only get a 1% sample, but that's still quite good. We then index all those tweets by the
emojis they contain, ending up with per emoji information as to where and when they appear.
We can make this into a nice visualization if we plot this on a map of the world that moves
as the world turns. Time sensitive emojis like the zzz move around the earth as different
part of the planet go to bed. Beer tends to show up towards the evening - but not always!
Take it for a spin. You can select multiple emojis from the table below.