Twitter & Pop Culture

WEBSITE OF INTERACTIVE DATA VISUALIZATIONS

01 Overview

TASK
Use a public API key and R Studio to create a website of interactive data visualizations.
PROJECT INFORMATION
We accessed Twitter's API key to explore the relationship between Twitter and pop culture, the ultimate duo of our era. Twitter functions as a real-time information network, but has become increasingly influential in the area of cross-cultural engagement. The diversity of the site’s user base and its open architecture have led a wide range of cultural groups and an equally wide range of pop-culture groups to interact with others, within or outside of their normal circle. Due to the nature of Twitter’s open architecture, a great benefit of this platform is the ability to “bring-your-own” culture, which includes, bringing your favorite type of pop-culture to your feed. Each user’s Twitter context is self-developed; users curate their own community on the site. By following friends, strangers, celebrities, or hashtags, users are able to bring their (pop)culture to the table and develop their unique social graphs.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
  • How are our screens fueled by public figures, and how are public figures fueled by our screens?
  • How does the topic of sports go beyond the court, field, and arena, and into the world of twitter?
  • Which trending topics are able to transcend national borders, and which are defined by the country itself?
  • How and when does the influence of television bring rise to a community of twitter users?
MY ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
RESEARCHER & DATA VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST
I acted as a researcher and data visualization specialist, focusing on trending topics. Certain topics are able to unite a small community, a nation, or even the world. With online platforms like Twitter, there are no borders, and while that certainly makes some topics spread across the globe, other topics seem to stay within a user's country. I explored the differences in topics based on country, and which specific topics only certain countries are talking about.
  • API access
  • Literature reviews
  • Data visualizations
  • R Studio coding
BEST PROJECT AWARD WINNER
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TOPICS EXPLORED
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PUBLIC FIGURES

How are our screens fueled by public figures, and how are public figures fueled by our screens?

TRENDING TOPICS

Which trending topics are able to transcend national borders, and which are defined by the country itself?

TV SHOWS

How and when does the influence of television bring rise to a community of twitter users?

SPORTS

How does the topic of sports go beyond the court, field, and arena, and into the world of twitter?

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