If Facebook were a country it would be the most populous in the world. Every second two new members join Linkedin, governments in the Middle East have been overthrown with the help of Twitter, and hundreds of millions of hours of video are watched everyday on YouTube. Social Media is a part of our lives!
Recent tragedies and crimes have also proven social media is becoming a bigger part of law enforcement investigations. Criminals are providing evidence, witnesses are discovered, and unknown crimes are reported due to the power of social media. While Facebook is king throughout the world, social media is bigger than one site. With numerous sites and tools to monitor social media, the ability to navigate through them is now a required skill. If you are new to Facebook, have never used Snapchat, or don't know what Weibo is, than this introductory course will lead you to using social media in your investigations.
Topics covered include;
- Overview of the most popular social media sites today
- International and niche social media sites
- Mobile only social media apps
- Using advanced searches to find open source content
- Social Media monitoring tools
- Personal security
- Legal Compliance with popular social media sites