Thursday, April 11, 2013

Social media, crowd sourcing, and crime solving

Social media, crowd sourcing, and crime solving--

NYPD Couldn't Find Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Commenters Catch Him in 1 Hour | Alternet: " . . . So what can we take away from the NYPD's 3-week fail and the Internet's 1-hour win besides a good (yet sad) laugh? Perhaps an awareness that social media is not just the place where people post silly statuses and pictures with friends. Social media acts as a timeline of people's lives — accounts of their activities. And now they are playing significant roles in helping to solve crimes — most notably exposing the Steubenville rape case back in January." (read more at link above)


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