Gerry Smith reports:
When Boston officials decided to monitor Twitter during this year’s marathon, they didn’t scan the site’s 500 million daily posts for signs of trouble.
Dataminr did that for them.
The company’s software sorts through millions of tweets for clues about major events or emerging threats, flagging mentions of everything from fires to suspicious packages and sending real-time alerts to customers.
Read more on Huffington Post.
Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.