What can social media can tell us about real life XOXO?

Flickr released this week its own data mining tool which uses Google App Engine to present the relative popularity of two compared tags. Flickr fans are already playing with the new tool, suggesting many such trends.

Following the millions who share photos online TrendsSpotting highlights the next observed trends. Check them out.

Example 1: Kiss versus hug

1. Capturing a kiss in a photo is much more popular than a hug.

2. People tend to kiss in cycles: more often at the beginning of summer and as autumn begins.

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