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HOW SOCIAL MEDIA INTELLIGENCE CAN SAVE YOUR PUBLIC RELATIONS PITFALLS

The Echosec Team July 04, 2017 OSINT, Brand Protection, Social Media Monitoring
The Public Relations industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites are now where everyone receives their news and information. Read More

WHAT IS FAKE NEWS? HOW TO SPOT IT

The Echosec Team June 14, 2017 Journalism, OSINT
What is Fake News? On June 1st, 1897, The New York Herald published an article claiming that famous American writer Mark Twain was “grievously ill and possibly dying.” The following day, Twain was quoted by The New York Journal as saying, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” In those days, such rumours would have been called ‘untruths,’ ‘false reports’ or even.. Read More

4 WAYS A SOCIAL MEDIA MAP CAN HELP IN A DISASTER

The Echosec Team May 16, 2017 Emergency Response, OSINT, Geofencing
A Real-Time Social Media Map When disasters occur, we all want to help. A real-time social media map is one of the fastest ways to get emergency responders where they need to be. Since Echosec is a leader in location-based social media search and discovery, we thought we would share some actions our clients take in a disaster response scenario when a global event happens... Read More

SENTIMENT ANALYSIS AND YOUR BRAND REPUTATION

Paula Hingley May 03, 2017 Brand Protection
 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? Read More

WHAT IS REDDIT AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Paula Hingley March 03, 2017 General, OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
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. Read More

WHAT IS FLICKR AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Paula Hingley January 11, 2017 General, OSINT, Social Media Monitoring
What is Flickr? Yahoo’s photo curating platform, after over a decade in operation, remains to be a favourite in the photographic community. (DMR Stats says) Flickr’s current user base sits around 122 million people in 63 countries. Read More

WHAT IS FOURSQUARE? HYPERLOCAL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

The Echosec Team November 14, 2016 Brand Protection, Geofencing
"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. Read More

10 THINGS WE KNOW: SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY

The Echosec Team October 05, 2016 General, OSINT, Privacy, Social Media Monitoring
Principles for using live data, to build a better future.   The internet is continuously enhancing our ability to connect people and objects around the world. We can better understand these connections by visualizing them in different ways. One way of doing this is to organize these connections by location. Read More

HUNTING FOR A SIGNAL IN THE NOISE - SOCMINT CAPABILITIES AND INTEGRATING THE UNEXPECTED

The Echosec Team September 22, 2016 OSINT
Anika Torruella wrote an in-depth article for Jane's International Defence Review. The article is called "Hunting for the signal in the noise" and discusses SOCMINT (social media intelligence) and its role in modern warfare. It will be available in the September edition of the magazine but if you are a subscriber to Jane's you can already access the full article.. Read More

STOP TRESPASSING AND AVOID MOBS FROM POKEMON GO

Jason Jubinville July 26, 2016 General
Security, trespassing and Pokemon GO.   Pokemon GO has without a doubt, captured the minds of the world. The virtual reality application has skyrocketed to chart-topping levels in both the Apple AppStore and Google Play Store ... and it's only available in a handful of countries so far. But it's not all fun and games. For those who haven't quite got up to speed, Pokemon.. Read More
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