Tagged: social

#TerrorismAndTwitter: How Terrorists are Utilizing Social Media and What it Suggests for National Security

According to a new report by Gabriel Weimann of the Woodrow Wilson Center, “Twitter has recently emerged as terrorist’s favorite Internet service, even more popular than self-designed websites or Facebook, to disseminate propaganda and enable internal communication.” In his report titled “New Terrorism and New Media”, Weimann states that the...

Trending Today: How Social Media Will Change the Face(book) of Disasters

The Center for National Policy’s Task Force for a Resilient America released a new report, “Connecting America: Building Resilience with Social Media” this month. The project aims to develop the most effective messages to promote resilience in the individuals and societies of America. Their toolbox is expanding from traditional media...

Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century

Yesterday, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy held a public conference, “Immigration Reform: A System for the 21st Century,” where immigration experts, scholars, and political figures debated issues and solutions related to immigration reform in the U.S. Fourteen working papers were submitted to and presented at the conference, one...

#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age

The Partnership for Public Service has published a new report on how government agencies “can best use social media to deliver vital services, fulfill their mission and broaden how they engage with the American public.” The report, #ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age, presents “case studies on how social...

Best Practices for Using Social Media to Engage the ‘Community’ on Preparedness

Community Engagement Guidance and Best Practices Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report outlining ways in which social media can be used to engage the community on preparedness. The report was created by the by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate...

Racial and Religious Profiling of South Asian New Yorkers

A coalition of seven New York City organizations representing South Asian New Yorkers has released the findings of its study based upon allegations of religious and racial profiling by immigration officials, local law enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Transportation Safety Administration officers. Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM);...

‘Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership’

A new study by The Urban Institute examines risk factors for “delinquency, violence and gang membership within Latino immigrant communities”. Entitled, “Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership: Using a Neighborhood Framework to Examine the Influence of Network Composition and Structure in a Latino Community” , this project sought to answer...