Kids these days are always told by pre-Internet naysayers to be careful of what they put on social media, and often for good reason. In the past few years, Snapchat and its imitators have answered the problem of permanent records by destroying your messages after you send them. But what if there was Read More
Politicians have been using social media to promote themselves and communicate with constituents for a while now–Yesterday, the White House joined Foursquare!–but government recently is turning to social media to monitor its citizens and crowdsource law enforcement. Scotland Yard is accepting anonymous tips about the riots in England via Facebook; the New York Police Dept. has created a new unit to monitor Facebook, Myspace and Twitter for status updates announcing plans for crimes or bragging about past acts.