EchoSec’s unique way of harvesting and displaying dynamic and user-generated content and public media from sites like Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram, gives EchoSec (www.echosec.net) a completely unfiltered and real-time view of the world. And, as you would expect, the results from EchoSec are spectacular. It excels in the urban environment, but it is equally extraordinary in places where you would not expect to find shared data. Areas like military bases, government facilities, private facilities, disaster zones like Tacloban in the Philippines, and even in ‘impenetrable’ countries like North Korea. The following are just some of the amazing and fun posts spotted on the social search during 2013. Real time updates from emergency situations, wildfires, riots, football games, and even inside the Pentagon stood out!