Week three of the Friday project, and instead of kicking the day off with Makeover Monday – I couldn’t face reading Donald Trump’s tweets before breakfast – I started with a blog post: Visualising football: title odds, shot dominance and winning streaks
Then, with a heavy heart, it was time to download the data, all of Trump’s tweets and retweets between June 2015 and December 2016.
Ninety minutes later, I had my finished viz, and some answers to questions I never thought I would ask…
Question 1 – where can I find images of Donald Trump’s hair
Why, http://trumpshair.com/ of course! Next?
Question 2 – what colour is Trump’s face?
Why, What Color Is Donald Trump’s Face? of course! (I love the internet).
Question 3 – how do I create Donald Trump’s mouth in tableau?
Right click on a bubble, then chose annotate > area. Size and reformat.
The final result is far from perfect of course (nor is it totally original – I modelled the mouth on the Time cover below).
For instance you can hover over each bubble to and read a tweet in the tableau public version, but not for the upper half of Trump’s face, where the hair image overlaps the packed bubble chart.
Over the course of the week, I had seen several beautiful and detailed reworkings of the same data, but ultimately I am happy to have ended up with something ridiculous and lacking detail.
Whether the US electorate is too, we will find out in the next four years.