Screen Social Media to Avoid Negative Press

By Cori Wamsley | | Human Resources

By now, you have probably heard about Wendy Bell being fired from WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, PA, for racially insensitive comments she made on her Facebook page. Not only does her post reflect poorly on her, but as a long-time employee of the station, her comments will be associated with WTAE-TV… Read More »

SMI Headed to ABA TechShow

By JoEllen Marsh | | General

Come visit SMI at the ABA TECHSHOW!   CEO Chris Randall and Sales Director Mike Bosick will be at the show in Booth 509. Current & prospective customers who stop by the booth will receive a $200 credit for SMI services! (as well as mugs, pens and some other goodies!) If… Read More »

Admissibility of Private Social Media Evidence

By Elle Evans | | General

Since our post about social media evidence admissibility received so much attention, we created a follow-up article focusing on the admissibility of private social media evidence. As discussed in the first installment, social media evidence is admissible in court and may have a direct impact on the outcome of a case. In… Read More »

3 Dangers of Accidental Social Media Interactions

By JoEllen Marsh | | General, Investigations, Legal, Social Media

Have you ever… accidentally liked something on Facebook? accidentally friended someone online? forgotten to set your LinkedIn to view anonymously before creeping on a stranger’s LinkedIn? If you’ve ever done these things, you know that immediate, unpleasant feeling of regret that follows. It looks something like this: However, if the person you’re… Read More »

Social Media and the NFL Combine

By Brendan Turley | | General, Social Media

The NFL Combine will be starting up this week in Indianapolis, and as in years prior, the on-field competencies and physical abilities of professional football hopefuls will be evaluated and appraised by executives, coaches, scouts and doctors. Recently, however, reviews of player’s character and online activities have become almost as important… Read More »

How to Preserve Web Evidence

By JoEllen Marsh | | Export, General, Legal

While there are many ways to preserve web evidence, not all of these methods will meet your needs. This is especially true if you need to preserve internet evidence for use in court or if you need to be able to analyze the websites after they are captured. This blog will… Read More »

How HR Professionals Use Social Media

By Cori Wamsley | | Human Resources, Social Media

As an HR professional, do you ever peruse a resume and wonder how you could learn more about that person? Social media sites can be an excellent source for HR to acquire more information about their potential hires or current employees. They help turn a pristine resume into a three-dimensional… Read More »

Help! The evidence I need is gone!

By JoEllen Marsh | | General

“Can you do anything to recover deleted posts? Everything is gone!” Our office gets a call like this every few days. Unfortunately for the hopeful PI or paralegal on the other end of the line, there usually isn’t much we can do after content is taken down. Although it depends… Read More »

New Export Bundling & Pricing

By JoEllen Marsh | | General

With continued development of our popular Export product, we have been able to lower the price for our customers. We have cut the price for exports in half, from $100 to $50. This is the price for all standard Exports of social media profiles, blogs, small business websites and other… Read More »

Facebook Search is Back

By JoEllen Marsh | | OSINT, Social Media, SOSINT

A new site called Search is Back is now offering an easy-to-use interface for conducting complex searches on Facebook. Facebook’s Graph Search, which was released in 2013, requires you to use complicated phrases to narrow down your search results (such as “People named John Smith who live in New York… Read More »