This article is a seminal piece and a foundational resource in the field of social media analytics and open source intelligence by some of the field’s leading authors.
This is a foundational report and a seminal work in the study of social media intelligence and open source research. The paper reviews 245 papers in a semi-systematic literature review of how information and insight can be drawn from open social media sources.
This very short resource focuses on crowd-sourced intelligence and is the summary of a longer article by leading social media analytics expert Jamie Bartlett and others. The executive summary highlights some of the key points and findings of the research team.
This 2012 article focuses on crowd-sourced information and geo-spatial mapping using OpenStreetMap (OSM).
This 2014 article focuses on crowd-sourced information on smartphones. The article is based on a large-scale collaborative study by seven researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham.
This 2013 article focuses on crowd-sourced information and provides a valuable and useful taxonomy and theory for crowdsourcing on social media. The authors provide a practical yet rigorous definition of crowdsourcing that incorporates crowds, outsourcing, and social web technologies.
This 2015 Huffington Post article offers brief but informative look into some of the ways that crowd-sourced information has been used by both by ISIS, and the U.S. Government in its fight against terrorism.
This 2011 article focuses on crowdsourcing funding through social media in the event of disaster relief. Social media is increasingly playing a critical role in natural disasters as an information propagator that can be leveraged for disaster relief.
This 2010 article focuses on crowd-sourced information and particularly the utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in crowdsourcing workflows.
This 2012 article focuses on crowd-sourced information and particularly the use of crowdsourcing applications on smartphones. The article demonstrates three in-house applications deployed in a novel cloud consisting of over 40 Android devices in a SmartLab at the University of Cyprus.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism