Twitter has become the unofficial second screen when it comes to watching TV, and it’s no surprise that HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the most-tweeted television shows on the air. This week, Twitter released a fascinating data visualization that shows how each episode was talked about on its platform, down to the characters and emoji used for them.
For example, in the episode “The Door,” [warning: minor spoiler] there were naturally a lot of tweets about Hodor and his back story. You can also probably imagine the types of emoji many users tweeted associating with Hodor.
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The visualization also links characters when they are often mentioned together, such as Sam and Gilly. Hover over each character to see more details.
It’s a fun interactive tool for fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ – especially ones who loyally tweet every Sunday night – to see how each episode racked up based on your discussions, and how these character mentions progress through the season. Twitter also groups some characters together based on how the tweets link their storylines, which is neat to look at as well.
The tool goes all the way back to season 1, so have fun exploring the evolution of each character according to tweets. Check out the interactive tool right here.