The Top 4 Ways Social Media Can Help in a Disaster

Kira KirkEducational

When disasters occur, we all want to help. Since Echosec’s expertise is in social media search and discovery, we thought we would share some actions our clients take in a disaster response scenario, when a global event occurs. We hope you never find yourself or a loved one caught up in a disaster. In an effort to hope for the … Read More

Sentiment Analysis and Your Reputable Brand

Paula HingleyEducational

Human emotion is complex. It’s one of the seemingly few things that computers haven’t quite figured out how to navigate yet. So when we see a social media platform offering sentiment analysis as a feature, what does that really mean? Here at Echosec, we help organizations find and filter billions of social media posts every day. When we zoom in on … Read More

What Is Reddit? And Why Should You Care?

Paula HingleyEducational, Feeds

Reddit is one of the newest data sources found on Echosec. The brainchild of a couple of college roommates, Reddit is the 7th most visited website in the US and 22nd in the world. A whopping 500 million people log in each month. Users of the site (known as “Redditors”) appreciate the democratic nature of the site. Instead of organizing … Read More

Echosec to Exhibit at FedGIS 2017


[Victoria B.C. Canada] – The Echosec team is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Esri’s 2017 FedGIS conference, held on the 13th-14th of February. This year, the Esri FedGIS conference will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention center in Washington DC. The Echosec booth will be located in the Esri Startup Zone. This will be the … Read More

Donald Trump Becomes President


In case you haven’t heard, Donald J #Trump will officially become the 45th president of the United States this Friday (January 20, 2017). The presidential inauguration and surrounding events, which begin on Thursday, will draw an estimated 900,000 people to Washington –  a relatively low number compared to the 1.8 million who came out for Obama’s big day in 2009. … Read More

Flickr is cool – Abandoned places are too.

Paula HingleyFeeds

Abandoned places are the coolest. They are SO cool, that there are approximately billions of blog posts written and a gazillion photos of them posted on social media every year.   There’s something so eerie about a structure that was once bustling with commerce and activity that has since been taken over by the gently persistent grip of nature. These places … Read More

Airbnb Top Ten

Paula HingleyFeeds

or… Air B & Beyond!   Everybody (well, almost everybody) does a bit of research about their travel destinations ahead of their holidays. The tried and true method of scouring websites & books is a great way to learn about a location, but what about discovering the area around your desired temporary abode using real-time, live social data? With location-based … Read More

The Power of Foursquare


Where are you right now? Where are your friends? Is that Bourbon sour any good? Where should we go for breakfast?   Foursquare was designed to answer all of these questions. Created in 2009, Foursquare (according to their website) “is a technology company that uses location intelligence to build meaningful consumer experiences and business solutions.” From a user’s perspective, it … Read More

Panoramio is shutting down


November 4th 2016 will be the last day the photo sharing site is available   What is was Panoramio anyways? Panoramio was the photo sharing service originally used for Google Earth. It focused on the geolocation associated with images. Users would upload their photos to the site and tag them to the location they were taken. Their tag line was: … Read More

Echosec Showcases at ASIS 2016


Orlando, Fl. Echosec Systems Ltd. was thrilled to showcase their social media security solution at the 62nd annual ASIS Security Expo. The convention took place from the 12th – 15th of September and attracted an estimated 20,000 people including vendors and attendees from all over the world. ASIS was founded in 1955 as the American Society for Industrial Security and has members in … Read More