Tags Social Media

How one city trawls social media to inform policy and make decisions

by • 8 months ago

The CIO for Aurora, Illinois, says an AI-powered platform crawls Facebook, Twitter and other sources to help officials understand sentiment and spot problems as they arise.

Browser extension's creators say it'll boost civic engagement via social media

by • 9 months ago

The new tool's developers hope to take Facebook and Twitter back from bots and political meddlers.

South Carolina experiment adds social media to 911 response

by • 1 year ago

And it works best when the data is curated before it reaches a first responder.

Facebook and Google take different stances toward states' new rules on political ad disclosures

by • 1 year ago

Google is suspending political ads in Washington state, while Facebook simply says state authorities have raised "important questions."

How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings

by • 1 year ago

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.

Bill allowing 'ballot selfies' vetoed by Oklahoma governor

by • 2 years ago

But the state legislature has the votes to override Gov. Mary Fallin's objections echoing election law experts that social media photos of completed ballots can lead to voter intimidation.

How Nextdoor is helping law enforcement connect with residents and reduce crime

by • 2 years ago

Commentary: Annie Barco of Nextdoor shares examples of how her company's social network is helping law enforcement form tighter bonds that make communities safer.

Ohio plans medical marijuana help line, possible digital services

by • 2 years ago

With new laws come new technologies.

Under new CEO, Premise brings crowdsourced research to government

by • 2 years ago

The company pays users for taking photos, walking certain routes, or answering questions that help government fill knowledge gaps.