Wednesday, June 13, 2012


From the summary: "Social media is transforming society. We are transferring more
and more of our lives onto vast digital social commons. The emergence of these increasingly significant public spaces poses a dilemma for government. On the one hand, the emergence of these social spaces holds a great opportunity for more effective, agile and responsive
government and wider social and economic gain. In particular social media intelligence – which we term ‘SOCMINT’ – could contribute decisively to public safety: identifying criminal
activity; giving early warning of disorder and threats to the public; or building situational awareness in rapidly changing situations. As society develops and adopts new ways to
communicate and organise, it is vital that public bodies, including law enforcement and the intelligence community, keep up with these changes." Read more