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  1. 1. Social Media as a Research Tool Margot WilliamsNPR News Investigations May 2012
  2. 2. Social Media Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ MySpace? bloggers Discussion boards, Forums, etc Dating sites? Classmates?
  3. 3. Back to Basics Go to trusted sources Do the research Ask the right questions Find the local angle Get there first Grab the documents Fact check
  4. 4. You are looking for ….? Contacts/Locations Friends & relations Co-workers & classmates Experts Eyewitnesses Name behind the handle Reality check Terrorists
  5. 5. Minnesota to Somalia: Shirwa AhmedAmerica’s first known suicide bomber
  6. 6. Mohamoud Hassan
  7. 7. Ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledgehttp://revolution.ansar1.info/?s=anwar
  8. 8. http://www.islamicaweb.com/"I would throw myself in the ranks of the enemy until I would be certain that I could not come out alive. And here I amdying on my bed. So may the eyes of the cowards never see sleep!" - Khalid bin al-Waleed
  9. 9. AccurintDOB, misspelled name,address Mr. & Mrs. Khan
  10. 10. Effective Google Searching Quote marks replace the + search tool Advanced search http://www.google.com/advanced_search  Example: “Bradley Manning” site:facebook.com Translated search: it’s hard to find! Advanced News Search http://www.google.com/news/advanced_news_search X Personalized results Google Dashboard https://www.google.com/dashboard/ Google Gives Search a Refresh 3/15 WSJ
  11. 11. Social Media Search Engines Topsy (Twitter, Google+) http://topsy.com/ SocialMention (many, 1 month only) http://socialmention.com/ yoName http://www.yoname.com/ Pipl http://www.pipl.com/ IceRocket http://www.icerocket.com Snitch.name http://snitch.name Toddington International list http://www.toddington.com/resources/ DomainTools (whois) http://www.domaintools.com
  12. 12. WIRED.com 6 June 2010 Kevin Paulsen
  13. 13. Break down Wired story: Accurint
  14. 14. Break down Wired story: People search
  15. 15. Break down Wired Story: Phone search
  16. 16. Break down Wired story:Facebook She said she became worried about her nephew recently after he disappeared from contact. Then Manning finally called Van Alstyne collect on Saturday. He told her that he was okay, but that he couldn’t discuss what was going on, Van Alstyne said. He then gave her his Facebook password and asked her to post a message on his behalf. The message reads: “Some of you may have heard that I have been arrested for disclosure of classified information to unauthorized persons. See CollateralMurder.com.”
  17. 17. Facebook search
  18. 18. Breakdown Wired story: if you could get toBradley’s Facebook page in time
  19. 19. Frontline did  Bradley Mannings Facebook Page  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontlin  “Rare visit to see my boyfriend Tyler at his dormitory”  “is going to Brandeis this long weekend”
  20. 20. Beyond Facebook: is this the same man on OKCupid?
  21. 21. WIRED.com 10 June 2010
  22. 22. Adrian Lamo
  23. 23. Lamo, Mitnick, Paulsen
  24. 24. Boingboing.net 19 June 2010“bradass87”
  25. 25. Found 30 relatives, friends,colleagues
  26. 26. LinkedIn for Journalists session Next LinkedIn for Journalists training is Thursday, May 24th, 2012, at 9am PST/noon EST Sign up at the LinkedIn for Journalists group on the site Krista Canfield The session takes about 35 minutes and Ill stay on the line afterward to answer any additional questions you might have. All you need for the call is to be logged into your own LinkedIn account and to follow along with me. If youd like to attend the Thursday, May 24th, 2012, at 9am PST/ noon EST, please comment below in the discussion thread and I can send you the details for the call after you comment. I do have international dial in numbers so dont worry if youre outside of the US. (Just let me know if you are in a country other than the one thats currently set as the location on your LinkedIn Profile.) *If you DONT want to be notified every time someone signs up for this training session make sure you UNCHECK the box that says, "Send me an email for each new comment" BEFORE you comment* Feel free to spread the word to other members of the press/your editorial staff. The more the merrier. If they want to join us for this session or a future session, share the LinkedIn for Journalists Group link with them: http://is.gd/U6v6SN ...and theyll be accepted into the group so long as they are indeed professional journalists. The tutorial and a free one year upgrade to LinkedIn Pro is available to all professional journalists and its an offer we extend across the board to all members of the media. The only way you can test drive the LinkedIn Pro account is to join either this tutorial or a future session. We want to make sure you understand all the tools that become accessible to you before upgrading your account and letting you fly solo. In the meantime, check out some of the tips and tricks for journalists here: http://press.linkedin.com/understanding-linkedin/
  27. 27. LinkedIn Premium advanced search
  28. 28. Find people who formerlyworked at Google
  29. 29. Or former ballerinas (where arethey now?)
  30. 30. Or a person in Norway who is a former CIA operationsofficer(and send a message to him)
  31. 31. LinkedIn for Journalists offer
  32. 32. Back to Basics Go to trusted sources Do the research Ask the right questions Find the local angle Get there first Grab the documents Fact check
  33. 33. Web Research Updates Toddington International http://www.toddington.com/resources/ Gary Price  InfoDocket http://infodocket.com/  FullTextReports http://fulltextreports.com/ PI Buzz (Tamara Thompson) http://pibuzz.com/

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