The project was initiated with this statement, “How to empathize easily?”
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The person who can perceive the mental or emotional state of another individual is called empath. Each individual expects to be understood by others when they are emotional. The project aims to find these individuals and use them as data. Social media is the best environment for such analysis.
Before starting the project, the emotions were identified and nine basic emotions have been picked which are; stressed, anxiety, happiness, disgusted, sadness, shame, excited, love, jealousy. Each emotion was associated with a color based on the feeling they cause.
Each emotion was used as an hashtag in order to look up in Twitter. All tweets using these hashtags were collected and used as the source data. 790 tweets were collected as a result of this process.
Data has been visualized in a vectorial platform and can be reached from the link: Empath | Data Visualization