Twitter Census - Conversation Metrics: One year of URLs, Hashtags, Smileys usage (Smiley Counts)

Added By Infochimps

Twitter smiley data from millions of tweets! This is a free download of Twitter data from March 2006 to November 2009. The smiley data comes from analysis on the full set of tweets during that time period, which is 35 million users, over 500 million tweets, and more than 1 billion relationships between users.

Infochimps uses a tool to “scrape” user profiles, extracting Twitter data. This data set exclusively consists of emoticons (Twitter smileys or other “faces” created using keyboard characters). The Twitter data in this compilation is organized by hour and month, and includes the occurrence count of each Twitter smiley for each hour.

Use Cases For Twitter Census – Conversation Metrics

Use the data to create Twitter analysis across trending topics (, brands, industries, and pop culture to assess the sentiment or popularity around any area of interest. For example, use the data to look at the social networking adoption of Google Wave based on the rate of its mentions.

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