Weird Internet: EmojiTracker Is Pretty Great But Also Kind of Useless

Weird Internet: EmojiTracker Is Pretty Great But Also Kind of Useless

Not all data is useful data. EmojiTracker, for instance. The website quantifies up-to-the-second use of emoticons on Twitter. It's a mesmerizing visualization, sure, but pretty useless beyond the few minutes you'll spend on the page seeing which emojis get tweeted the most. The site notes: "this is an experiment in realtime tracking of all emoji used on Twitter. It takes advantage of a number of technologies, notably the twitter streaming API, redis, SSE, and other good stuff." NewYorker.com editor Matt Buchanan summed up EmojiTracker best with a tweet: "lol," he wrote. 

You can visit the site here. Also, while you're at it, check out 15 Emojis We Wish Existed. Thank us later.

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