For those of you who never served as a juror, one of the first things that the judge instructs the jury on is not to look at any media. This includes Social Media. However, this is not always taken seriously, as was the events during the El Chapo case. It is serious enough where it […]
DIY platforms and other data gathering programs are great, but before you consider them to be inaccurate or not helpful, keep in mind that they are only as good as the person using them for research.
What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)? Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is defined as data and information that is collected legally from open and publicly available resources. Obtaining the information doesn’t require any type of secretive method and is retrieved in a manner that is legal and meets copyright requirements. The Internet has all the information […]
Emojis are now a part of our culture and are being used as a way to communicate everything from emotions to soliciting drugs. Marketers are going as far as to mine emojis in social media the same way they mine data; to determine the emotion behind a brand. Some speculate it will morph into a […]
Social media is obviously not going anywhere. You’ve heard the statistics: Facebook is approaching 600 million users, Twitter users post 90 million “tweets” per day, and the fastest growing demographic of social-media users are those over age 55. The impact of social media cannot be ignored. It is not just influencing how we communicate, but […]