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What Is VK and Why Should You Care?

VKontakte (VK) is the 9th most visited website in the world, so why haven’t you heard of it? [...

Building The BC Firemap Using Open Source Data

Mapping Wildfires - British Columbia 2017

I’ve run head first into the internet connectivity...

How Social Media Intelligence Can Save Your Public Relations Pitfalls

The Public Relations industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Twitter, Instagram,...

What Is Fake News? How To Spot It?

What is Fake News?

On June 1st, 1897, The New York Herald published an article claiming that...

4 Ways A Social Media Map Can Help In A Disaster

A Real-Time Social Media Map

When disasters occur, speed-to-information is key. A real-time...

What Is Reddit And Why Should You Care?

The brainchild of a couple of college roommates, Reddit is the 7th most visited website in the...

What Is Flickr And Why Should You Care?

What is Flickr? Yahoo’s photo curating platform, after over a decade in operation, remains to be...

10 Ways Echosec Respects Social Media Privacy

This article has been updated from its original version published in October 2016.

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