For investigative purposes the term social discovery is defined as the process of discovering information about people, places or things from other people via social networking.
It’s a collaborative process that takes advantage of current social technologies. Today social discovery is mainly conducted via social networking and social data technologies. Through these social platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, and Yelp, social discovery is possible!
Innovation with this relatively new technology began in the late 1990’s – just a handful of years after the Internet was first being available to the masses. While it took 10+ years for the social discovery sites to mature, they are still at the infancy stages. Social discovery has changed the landscape of many investigations and how we discover information.
Alpha Agency is in the front lines when it comes to using new technology to assist in our professional investigations. As part of our Internet Profiling searches, it can help in may ways. Such as in locating where someone is. This new data will allow us to focus on a smaller search area and physically confirm their whereabouts. We often use this method to locate people when other more common search methods fail. Contact the Alpha Agency for more information.