IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software from IBM to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs.

Government’s Point of View:

Crime Prediction

Crime Prediction

Mark Greenwald, chief of research and planning at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, said, “The State of Florida believes that if youth are rehabilitated with effective prevention, intervention and treatment services early in life, juveniles will not enter the adult corrections system. Our goal is to ensure juveniles do not return to the system. IBM SPSS predictive analytics will allow our organization to refine our current practice and better intervene in juvenile lives earlier to help them become — and stay — law abiding citizens.”

Predictive analytics gives government organizations worldwide a highly-sophisticated and intelligent source to create safer communities by identifying, predicting, responding to and preventing criminal activities. It gives the criminal justice system the ability to draw upon the wealth of data available to detect patterns, make reliable projections and then take the appropriate action in real time to combat crime and protect citizens“. Gizmodo, April 14, 2010

Microsoft’s Take:

The geniuses working at IBM apparently seem to believe that Minority report, the movie, was a success rather than a mere Hollywood fantasy designed to tickle our fantasies! Therefore, a predicting crime software to them had  “profit center” written all over it!

Infoporn: Twitter by the Numbers

As we mentioned earlier, we think that the best way to run a social media campaign is to know your audience.

Previously, we talked about the state of the Internet today, where small-to-medium businesses spend their marketing money, general statistics about Internet usage, and the amount of information being shared online. Today, we have three nifty infographs about everyone’s favorite micro-blogging platform; Twitter.

Is Twitter Losing Its Tweet-Factor?

Personally, I think Twitter’s “Tweet-Factor” is increasing. You can make your own conclusions though:

Learn Social Media By Example: Dunkin Donuts Campaign

Dunkin Donuts used a Facebook Fan Page strategy combined with some Twitter help, @dunkindonuts to promote the idea of the campaign and attract more traffic to the fan page.Their main ideas was gaining access to friends of friends while helping brand advocates to feel equally rewarded and recognized.

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Does Social Media Have the Power to Deteriorate the Economy?

How much is the total economic cost of using social media in other countries worldwide? Consequently, in the long run, does social media have the power to deteriorate the economy in general? And is social media to blame for information leakage and lack of privacy?

Users spend 39 Years per day on Facebook.com!

Users spend 39 Years per day on Facebook.com!

Doing the math...

Doing the maths based on Compete.com stats: Roughly, Facebook users all together spend 39 years per day on Facebook.com? What a waste!

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5 Top Reasons Why Twitter is Not Very Popular with Teens!

5 Top Reasons Why Twitter is Not Very Popular with Teens!

Quantcast: Twitter.com's teen users are the lowest category (July 09)

Is Twitter simply too "dull" for teens to sign up to and use? What are the reasons for the rather low number of teen Twitter users? Would it be wise for Twitter to focus advertising in a way that targets teens? What benefits would teens gain from regularly using Twitter?

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Social Networking: A Cheap Cure from the Chronic “L” Disease!

Have social networking sites become the new form of progressive psychology? Are they rapidly reaching a stage where they can provide valuable prescriptions to those suffering from the Chronic “Loneliness” Disease? Allow me to share with you my personal and humble view on this subject. No matter how independent we are,...

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