From Tags to Trends: A First Glance at Social Media Content Dynamics [chapter]

Evaggelos Spyrou, Phivos Mylonas
2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Current uncontrolled growth of online, digital multimedia content emphasizes research work on identifying trends on how this content popularity may grow over time wrt identifiable user events and interests. In this paper we analyze user-generated photos uploaded to Flickr 1 in order to extract meaningful semantic trends covering specific geographical areas of interest. Initially, we cluster photos based on their geotagging metadata information and divide large areas into smaller "first level
more » ... -clusters" of fixed size, allowing them to overlap if necessary. Within these first level geo-clusters, we identify semantically meaningful "places" of user interest, by analyzing additional textual metadata, i.e. user selected tags that characterize each place's photos. By postprocessing them, we select the most appropriate tags that are able to describe landmarks and events occurring within these places of interest and examine their temporal dynamics over a long period of time.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33412-2_44 fatcat:isi7yxfhlvguxiss3qojwcscby