How does COVID-19 feel?
Twitter users expressed a wide range of emotions about COVID-19.
The interactive map below reflects daily average sentiment scores in USA for every day of the month. Evidently, the shelter in place orders that came into effect in the middle of the month correlated with a systematic shift in sentiment across the country, with users tweeting more words like grateful and beautiful towards the end of the month.
Select retweets below to find out what kind of content users retweeted.
What were the most buzzing #COVID-19 threads on Twitter every day in March?
By tagging tweets with specific #hashtags, users participate in the emerging conversations aroung these threads.
To further understand how each thread ties into the main conversation, we can look at the relative amount of attention users assign to it.
We filtered out the top 50 most discussed threads and ranked them based on the number of #hashtags tweeted to the topic each day. In the plot below, we evaluate the relative importance of the most popular #COVID-19 thread each day in March.
Hover over the thread labels to explore each one separately.