Seoul is the most cited city when it comes to discussions on social media about where best to enjoy cherry blossoms.
Following is Jinhae in South Gyeongsang Province, Gyeongju in North Gyeongsang Province and the southern port city of Busan.
The findings are based on an analysis of 1,919,829 Twitter accounts and 949,975 blogs from January 2010 to April 6 this year by big data analysis firm Daumsoft.
It showed Seoul was most cited because it has a high population density and a high percentage of people active on social media
Among the spots in Seoul, Seoul Children’s Grand Park was most frequently mentioned.
The most popular song on social media for spring was Busker Busker’s “Cherry Blossom Ending”, released in 2012.
Other keywords widely mentioned with cherry blossoms, other than picnics, were studying, exams and classes. This is because mid-April, when the flowers bloom, is when students take their midterms.
SOURCE: The Korea Times