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Title: Drinking from a firehose: the challenges and opportunities presented by SOCMINT
Authors: Dover, RM
First Published: 19-Mar-2018
Presented at: Political Studies Association (PSA) 68th Annual International Conference 2018, Cardiff City Hall and the Law & Politics Building, Cardiff University, Wales
Start Date: 26-Mar-2018
End Date: 28-Mar-2018
Publisher: Political Studies Association (PSA)
Citation: Political Studies Association (PSA) 68th Annual International Conference, 2018
Abstract: [First paragraph] We currently understand social media as a virtual community, with real-world impacts, in which it is possible to conduct forms of research and surveillance to discern dominant and dissenting narratives, to be able to track real world events, to understand political thought and social transformation and to acquire information outside of traditional broadcasting outlets. We understand social media to be a collection of platforms in which it is possible to aggregate and discern the preferences, beliefs and activities of target individuals, and we can construct a contextual network for those individuals to aid targeting. Within these conceptions social media is useful for the surveillance opportunities it affords. Less is written about the pro-active activities that can be conducted via social media, which should form part of the multichannel effort to shape communication environments during critical incidents.
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s), 2018.
Description: The file associated with this record is under embargo while permission to archive is sought from the publisher. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Politics and International Relations

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