Gizmodo: In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students’ Social Media To Prevent Suicide

Gizmodo: In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students’ Social Media To Prevent Suicide. “A university in the UK announced that it will surveil student social media posts, among other data, to try and determine whether they are suicidal. The project is part of a pilot program and will reportedly be deployed across all British institutions if it works as intended.”

Techdirt: The DHS’s Social Media Monitoring Is Causing Collateral Damage, But Doesn’t Seem To Be Making The Nation Safer

Techdirt: The DHS’s Social Media Monitoring Is Causing Collateral Damage, But Doesn’t Seem To Be Making The Nation Safer. “While DHS components have stepped up the intrusiveness of their border screenings, they haven’t been able to show all these manhours and infringed rights are actually doing anything to keep the country safer. More and more information is being gathered, but it’s either of little to no use, or the agencies engaging in these searches can’t be bothered to tally up the wins and losses of the border security game. The Brennan Center, however, has compiled a report on the DHS’s screening programs and their various enhancements.”

Meduza: Russia issues new state contract to monitor and categorize social media and news reports

Meduza: Russia issues new state contract to monitor and categorize social media and news reports . “Russia’s Presidential Affairs Department is soliciting bids on a new government contract to monitor social media and the news media. According to the Internet freedom movement Roskomsvoboda, which reported the story first, the Kremlin is also paying for the monitoring of Telegram channels, even though Telegram is technically blocked in Russia.”

Search Engine Journal: 5 Tools to Track Your Brand Mentions on Social Media

Search Engine Journal: 5 Tools to Track Your Brand Mentions on Social Media . “People have been talking about products and brands since forever: exchanging recommendations, complaining, talking about ads, or mentioning a brand in passing. These discussions are now happening on social media, and you have a chance to monitor and tap in these conversations.”

Social Media Explorer: 20 of the best social media monitoring tools (the ultimate list)

Social Media Explorer: 20 of the best social media monitoring tools (the ultimate list). “There’s enough social media monitoring tools on the market to get you absolutely confused. This list is here to help. Every tool on the list does what it claims to do (which is not universal among software and products in general) – it either focuses on social media monitoring exclusively or does social media monitoring as a part of a broader toolkit. When in the right hands, it will definitely help improve customer service, raise brand awareness, and prevent a social media crisis. And some of the tools do even more than that.” Extensive, decently-annotated list though I’m not sure I agree with all of it (I love TweetDeck but I don’t consider it a monitoring tool.)

Social Media Today: How to Use Boolean Search for Social Media Monitoring (and Why You Want to)

Social Media Today: How to Use Boolean Search for Social Media Monitoring (and Why You Want to). “Social media monitoring is fast becoming a requirement for modern brands who looking to support their customers on social media platforms, keep an eye on competitors, and/or find relevant influencers. But it can also be a daunting task – with so much discussion happening online, you can easily get swamped by irrelevant mentions, which not only waste your time but can also impact your analytics in a negative way. One way to address this is by utilizing a monitoring tool with Boolean search capacity, which will enable you to hone in your search terms and focus on more specific mentions.”