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Holderness, T. (2014). Geosocial intelligence. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 33 (1), 17-18.


Social media, driven by the explosive uptake of mobile computing, has caused a systematic shift in the structure of personal communications at a global scale [1, 2]. People around the world can now voice opinions, report on events, and connect with others, with an ease which was unthinkable in the preinternet age. From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement it is apparent that social media is becoming an integrated part of our infrastructure. Critically, much of this information is underpinned by geographical content such as mobile device GPS coordinates, which enable the user to tie their media to a specific location on the Earth's surface. Due to the immediacy of social media


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