After every new episode of Game of Thrones airs social media goes into a meltdown.

On Twitter the hashtag #GameofThrones trends as feverish fans debrief about the events of the show, sharing their shock, lamentations and theories. The social media website is now giving new insight into exactly how Thrones fans have been using Twitter in the aftermath of every single episode thus far.

Benjen Stark made his return in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Photo / HBO
Benjen Stark made his return in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Photo / HBO

Entertainment Weekly

revealed that Twitter has created a

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that shows which

Thrones

characters are talked about the most, how they are connected and even the emojis that are used to describe each of them.

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Various characters are grouped together showing the different storylines that have emerged. The lines that go between characters show how they have been linked together in the discussion, and the size of each character's dots, show the frequency in which they are talked about.

For example, in this week's episode, Blood of My Blood, some of the most talked about characters were Benjen Stark, Samwell Tarly, King Tommen and Daenerys Targaryen who all had important moments in the episode.

Of all of them, Daenerys was the most talked about character after she was reunited with her dragon and gave a stirring speech to her followers.

In last week's episode, The Door, Hodor's character made an impact, thanks to the emotional scene at the end of the episode where he met his fate.

Hodor was talked about by 45.6 per cent of the people using the #GameofThrones hashtag and was accompanied by sad face and broken heart emojis.

There was also a strong line going between Brienne and Tormund as fans theorise about their potential romance. There were also plenty of winky face and heart emojis accompanying the tweets about them.

Try it out yourself below by scrolling down through the infographic:

- nzherald.co.nz