Social Media and Recreation Research

ResearchBlogging.org Have you ever posted photos from a vacation to Flickr? Did you happen to geotag your photos? If so, then your vacation photos may have been part of a study that was recently published in Scientific Reports (an open access journal from the publishers of Nature). Recreation researchers have begun to explore the use of social media as a way to remotely gather information about recreation users. ¬†Wood et al. data¬†mined Flickr’s collection of geotagged photos to see if they could use social media resources to quantify use levels for nature-based tourism and recreation destinations across the world.

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Where in the world is Ashley D’Antonio? (I don’t think I have ever geotagged a photo…)

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