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 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 short 2014 article discusses the turn to social media by Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, and particularly their presence on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites.
This paper focuses on social network analysis (SNA) for the purposes of community detection using a hybrid graph-based tag clustering scheme (HGC). The authors present a novel scheme for graph-based clustering with the goal of identifying groups of related tags in folksonomies.
This article focuses on the use of linguistic “weak signals”—digital traces of intent—in social media as a tool of counterterrorism aimed at preventing lone-wolf attacks.
The authors of this article propose a methodology for automatically identifying events and their associated user-contributed social media documents (such as those posted on Flickr, YouTube, and Facebook) to enable event browsing and search in state-of-the-art search engines.
This is a slideshow of the June 2011 lecture on the topic of community detection using graphs with a focus on Social Media applications.
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