Here are some things I’ve made for fun!
Game of Thrones Live Sentiment Analysis
My friends and I were curious to see how Twitter reacted to Game of Thrones characters in real time during each episode in the last season. We used Tweepy to stream all tweets for a selected set of characters and passed each tweet to the sentiment analyzer TextBlob in order to get a sentiment score. We used react-trend to graph the data of the sentiment scores.
We went all out with the memes. A confetti of emoji’s sprang out whenever the overall sentiment of a character changed. You could also press F to pay your respects for characters who died.
I designed the site in Sketch and built the front-end. I also found a ton of funny gifs.
Live site | https://edfilbasan.github.io/gotsentiment
Bringing back Myspace
Sometimes I get nostalgic for days past. I kind of miss the days when social media wasn’t plagued by angry trolls, Russian bots, and like-thirsty friends. Myspace was a digital wild west where none of that mattered. It was a time when all we worried about were scary chain bulletins and who was on our top 8.
I was inspired to reimagine my portfolio as a Myspace page. I designed the page by using Tom’s iconic page from 2008 as a reference and rebuilt it from scratch using React. Everything is here: odd color choices, top 8 friends, and a wall of comments living in all its web 2.0 glory.
Live site | https://edfilbasan.github.io/work