Social Media Monitoring Solution

By JoEllen Marsh | | General, Social Media, SOSINT

New Monitoring Options Available Many of SMI’s customers need to be able to monitor their subjects’ online activity on an ongoing basis. To help with this need, SMI has developed a new solution for tracking your subjects that lets you order multiple analyst reports or exports on the same subject at a… Read More »

SMI API Now Available

By Chris Randall | | General

Our new API is now available! Integrate SMI’s Social Reporting capabilities into your organization’s systems with our RESTful API. The SMI API provides the ability to enter analyst-supported orders into SMI’s system and is also capable of returning finished reports automatically upon completion.

Exports: When to Save Social Media Profiles

By JoEllen Marsh | | Export

Export Use Cases Want to know when to preserve content from the internet? Check out the Export™ Use Cases below to learn how saving offline versions of web pages can be critical to your investigations. 1. Preserve Evidence Capturing public social media evidence before it’s taken down or made private… Read More »

Exports: Preserve Social Media Evidence

By JoEllen Marsh | | Export, General, OSINT, Social Media, SOSINT

Export Social Media Evidence Social Media Information (SMI) is proud to officially release its improved Export™ product! With Exports, SMI freezes social media profiles and other websites as searchable, offline PDFs that can be stored with the rest of your case files. Enormous amounts of social media content can be added in… Read More »

SMI Deep Report Product Review

By Chris Randall | | Deep Report, General, Legal, OSINT, SOSINT

Review Recently the SMI Deep Report Product received an excellent independent review from private investigator Brian Willingham of The Diligentia Group. You can read this review by visiting The Diligentia Group blog (while you’re there check out his other great articles on private investigations). At SMI we love to talk about our solutions, but… Read More »

Reflections of a New SOSINT Analyst

By Kevin Burant | | FAQ, General, Legal, OSINT, Social Media, SOSINT

I started working for SMI as a part-time Social Open Source Intelligence (SOSINT) Analyst last year when the company had overflow work or needed help with larger projects. I was aware of the different products they offered, but I didn’t take to mind what the different clients were, or why… Read More »

What is SOSINT?

By Chris Randall | | FAQ, OSINT, Social Media, SOSINT

What is SOSINT? You have most likely conducted your very own SOSINT investigation. Have you ever Googled someone, or looked up a fellow colleague on Facebook or Linkedin? Then you have ventured, albeit shallowly, into the world of SOSINT data. SOSINT is an element of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT): the… Read More »

Simplifying SOSINT Research

By Nicki Lifer | | OSINT, SOSINT

You need information on a person, whether it be a new hire, a background check, a verification of character, or an assessment of their online presence, you need to make a decision about this person to advance your situation. But first you need to do your research. Research is a… Read More »