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Social Media Helps Police and Victims Identify Thefts

People may easily put themselves and their properties at risk if they release too much private information on social networking sties. Examples include identity theft and getting robbed by burglars. Would you believe me if I tell you that social media can also help people fight crime?

According to today’s ABC News video, social media indeed can do that. Some victims video-taped the crimes and posted the videos and/or pictures on Facebook. The result? The victims’ friends and/or people on the social networking sites help them identify the suspects.

I can see how social media may have negative or positive impacts on individuals and business. Social media, as an emerging tool for communications, is “innocent.” The key is whether we know how to leverage the power of social media and make good use of this tool for our advantages. What are your propositions? How was your experience with social media?

Some relevant discussions on this blog:
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Social Media and Japan Earthquake
Social Media: A Must-Have Tool for Businesses
Personal Brand and Social Media
A Man Got Fired Because of His Random Thoughts

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  1. As my view of point, I think that Social Media is no longer the wave of the future, it is now a standard business practice that is essential to developing strong, loyal relationships with your target audience. Social Mea (pronounced “may-uh”) will help you navigate the waters of social media through a variety of services from consulting, account set up, community management, conversation monitoring, content creation, custom add-ons and MORE! For me, MY father is also set a monitor in the front of my family flat,the mainly reason is for catching some incredible evidents of crimenal if there are unfamilar people enter my house. Thanks.That's it! -----HPM 321 YIBING XIA

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