The Hidden Meaning of Emojis

Those seemingly innocent emojis that we use daily…Did you know there is danger lurking behind them? What can look harmless in a social media post or text message may have a different meaning to teens. The BBC Scotland recently aired a documentary on kids selling drugs online. An excerpt follows: Teenagers are employing a code […]

How to Find Gang Members On Social Media

Or really any group of people, for that matter. But we are using gang members because the McAfee Institute recently shared a great blog post on this topic to highlight not only ways to easily identify and search for people, groups of people/organizations, or a general topic of interest on social media but also (in […]

Is Smart Technology Next?

  Back in 2007, when social media first took off, monitoring social content started to come into play. As it progressed, so did monitoring techniques and uses. Retail brands find value in social data, as do HR departments, and even law enforcement. Recently social media monitoring has made the news, with the ACLU speaking out […]

Don’t Be a Kardashian

  This week, Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris. It’s a well known fact that the Kardashian’s love social media and the attention that comes from it – in fact, Kim alone has millions of followers on her social media sites. Speculation abound, a recent article talks about the fact that she was a fairly […]