Saturday, August 18, 2012

How do search social media?

Originally posted 07/07/2011 on lubbockonline.com

Last Friday Nick at the Police-Led Intelligence blog posted "Social Media Search Tips for Cops & Law Enforcement Analysts." It covers the basics of social media searching, from kurrently, a search engine for Facebook and Twitter, to Google hacking to Facebook's search engine.

I don't know about the usefulness of kurrently. It only found 1 out of 5 people I searched for. I was one of the people it didn't find. But Google hacking and the Facebook and Twitter search tips are great. On the downside, these same tips work for stalking. But if you're looking for long lost friends and relatives - or a socially networked perp, these tips are a big help.