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 use of sensing and collaboration applications for crowdsourcing on Twitter.
This short news article in The Daily Telegraph discusses European and North American jihadis’ use of Twitter and social media in Syria.
This 2013 article focuses on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and particularly social media monitoring of Twitter for purposes of national security.
This 2012 article focuses on predictive analytics and in particular crime prediction using events and data extracted from Twitter posts. The authors present a preliminary investigation of Twitter-based criminal incident prediction.
This article attempts to understand how networks of influence are formed among Twitter users, and the relative influence of global news media organizations and information providers in the Twittersphere during such global news events.
This brief report is based on a September 2014 survey and includes statistical data on users of social media and networking platforms, comparing the years 2013 and 2014 for the differences in gender, age, race, education, wage, and demographic location (i.e. rural, suburban, urban).
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