What is the EU GDPR and what does it mean for you?

EchosecGeneral, Privacy


Everybody’s talking about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation right now, and for good reason. The EU GDPR is a broad, powerful piece of legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018, and has rewritten the rules of privacy in Europe and the rest of the world, for business and consumers alike. If you’re not up-to-date on the … Read More

5 Industries that Are Using Twitter Monitoring Tools to Get Ahead

Paula HingleyBrand Reputation, General, Journalism, Marketing, Media


“I don’t believe in social media.” It’s a phrase we hear fairly often when we’re showing our platform at events across many industries. The pervasiveness of social media in recent years has left many people disdained and disgruntled. Whether or not you ‘like’ social media, you’re living under a behemoth rock if you still don’t ‘believe’ in it. It’s so … Read More

Maintain Brand Reputation During Black Friday with Social Monitoring

Paula HingleyBrand Reputation, General, Marketing

Social Media Black Friday

Black Friday has become one of the most dangerous days of the year in our consumption-crazed modern world. Type “Black Friday Mishaps” into Google and it quickly becomes clear that there are a multitude of security and safety risks associated with the event, and any incidents that happen on your retail property are going to affect your brand. Aside from … Read More

What is VK and Why Should You Care?

Kira KirkEducational, General, Marketing

Is there VK in your area? Contact us for a demo of Echosec and we’ll show you VKontakte (VK) is ranked second globally for social networks, so why haven’t you heard of it? [Tweet this] If you ask Google ‘What is VK?’ very little comes up. The search results contain articles that often give conflicting information. Most of the links that return … Read More

How Social Media Intelligence Can Save Your Public Relations Pitfall

EchosecBrand Reputation, General


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. Newspapers, television news and radio reports have become more and more antiquated. Social media intelligence is more important than ever. Our new methods of communication are instantaneous. Nowadays, public relations and marketing teams have … Read More

Ten Things We Know – Social Media Privacy

EchosecEducational, General, Privacy


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. This enables us to better leverage this big data. Social … Read More

Reddit Search and Periscope Videos by Location with Echosec

EchosecFeeds, General


Echosec is an industry-leading location intelligence platform. Combining social media posts with geographic data, Echosec collects real-time, user-driven information which supports industries ranging from retail, hospitality, journalism and security. Echosec users can easily filter through Reddit and Periscope data, along with 9+ other social media feeds in the locations that matter to them. Try a Reddit search with Echosec today! … Read More

Echosec tops the charts for Innovative Company in Victoria

Paula HingleyGeneral, Media

Echosec Systems took home the award for ‘Innovative Excellence – Software or Service’ at this year’s VIATEC awards. The sold-out event drew 800+ attendees to celebrate the achievements of Victoria’s most influential companies and entrepreneurs. VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology, and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Their mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge, and … Read More

What is Sina Weibo? China’s Most Popular Social Media Network

Kira KirkEducational, Feeds, General

What is Sina Weibo? Everything You Need to Know There are more than 590 million Internet users in China. They are all blocked from accessing the most popular social media networks. This includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and VK. Why Should You Care? Blocking this many users from accessing popular social media networks means that the largest nation in the … Read More