Deep Web Resources for Paralegals: Social Media

Part of a paralegal's job is to research potential witnesses or locate parties to a lawsuit.  Paralegals also have to search for evidence relevant to a case.  Often that requires digging into social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, but that can prove difficult if you don't already know where to start.  To find what you're looking for, it may be necessary to tap into the invisible web, the sites that don't get indexed by broad search engines. The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure.  Specifically geared towards social media, these deep web sites can assist you in your research projects and finding people, including locating potential experts.  
50 Matches – Social Search Engine
http://www.50matches.com/
51st issue of The Global Employer – The Social Media Issue
http://tinyurl.com/ch4grt4
Add This! Social Bookmark and Feed Button
http://www.addthis.com/
Adobe Social – Streamline, Connect, Analyze and Understand More About Your Customers
http://www.adobe.com/solutions/social-marketing.html
allvoices – Shared Local to Global News
http://www.allvoices.com/
Alterian SM2 – Social Media Monitoring and Analysis
http://www.sdl.com/products/social-intelligence/
ArgyleSocial – More Prospects, Better Leads, and Stronger Relationships
http://argylesocial.com/
Arktan – Connecting Your Digital Activity
http://www.arktan.com/
AROUNDMe – Collaborative Social Spaces On the Web
http://www.barnraiser.org/aroundme
Attentio – Track, Analyse and Understand Millions of Global Voices From Social Media                                                                                                                                                                                                              http://attentio.com
BackTweets – Search for Links On Twitter
Behavior OnLine – The Mental Health and Behavioral Science Meeting Place
blab – Predictive Social Intelligence
BlastFollow – Follow Twitter Users Who Share Your Interests
http://brianmcarey.com/blastfollow/
BlinkList – Personal Start Page and Social Bookmarking Engine
http://www.blinklist.com/
Blitzmetrics – Social Media Dashboards For Your Brand
http://blitzmetrics.com/
BlogBridge – A New Kind of Blog Reader
Bottlenose – Smartest Social Media Dashboard
http://bottlenose.com/
Boxee – Open Connected Social Media Center
http://www.boxee.tv/
Brandwatch – Tools For Monitoring, Analyzing and Utilizing Social Media Conversations
http://www.brandwatch.com/
bub.blicio.us – Covering the Social Economy
http://bub.blicio.us/
Buffer – A Smarter Way To Share
http://bufferapp.com/
Buzz Equity Pro
Classmates Online
Collarity – Optimized Audience Engagement
http://www.collarity.com/
Conversocial – Social Customer Service Platform
Cooperation, Sharing And Social Networking As Emergent Economic And Production Forces
http://www.masternewmedia.org/news/2005/02/08/cooperation_sharing_and_social_networking.htm
Criminal Law Resources: Social Networking Online and Criminal Justice by Ken Strutin
http://www.llrx.com/features/criminaljustice/socialnetworking.htm
Crimson Hexagon – Enterprise Social Media Monitoring and Analysis Software
http://www.crimsonhexagon.com/social-media-monitoring-analysis/
CrowdStorm – Social Shopping & Price Comparison
Curalate – Marketing and Analytics Suite for Pinterest and Instagram
http://www.curalate.com/
CustomScoop – All-In-One News and Social Media Monitoring
http://www.customscoop.com/
CyberAlert – Media Monitoring Service For Online News, Broadcast News and Social Media
http://cyberalert.com/
del.icio.us – Social Bookmarks
https://delicious.com/
de.lirio.us – Social Bookmarking, Tagging, Blogging & Notes
Digg – Technology News
http://digg.com/
Diigo: Social Annotation – Seamless Integration of Social Bookmarking, Web Highlighter, Sticky-Note and Clipping
http://www.diigo.com/
Dreamcrowd – Dream Sharing and Interpretation
http://www.dreamcrowd.com/
Dropify – Turn Your Files Into Facebook Fans
http://dropify.com/
EDUdemic – Education Technology Tips For Students and Teachers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 http://edudemic.com/
Elgg – Open Source Social Networking Platform
enthuse.me – Showcase Your Work, Knowledge or Passion
Eurekster – Search Party
http://www.eurekster.com/
Evidence Search – Health and Social Care                                                                                                                                            https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/
Facebook – Social Utility
http://www.FaceBook.com/
Five Weeks to a Social Library
http://www.sociallibraries.com/course/
Flickr – Photo Sharing
http://www.flickr.com/
Friends:Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services
http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/
GaggleAMP – Amplify, Analyze and Align Social Media
https://gaggleamp.com/
Gather – Social Networking with Substance
http://www.gather.com/
Geofeedia – See What’s Happening Right Now, Anywhere
http://geofeedia.com/
Gnip – Largest Provider of Social Media to the Enterprise
http://gnip.com/
Gorkana – Social Media Services
http://gorkana.us/
GovLoop – Knowledge Network for Government
http://www.govloop.com/
GSS : General Social Survey
Hive Mind Map
Hodges’ Health Career – Care Domains – Model [h2cm]
http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/
Homesnap – Explore Over 90 Million Homes
http://www.homesnap.com/
HootSuite – Social Media Management
https://hootsuite.com/
HowSociable – Measure the Magnitude of your Brand
http://www.howsociable.com/
Hypios – Social Marketplace for Solutions
http://www.hypios.com/
Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy (ISNAE)
http://www.isnae.org/index.html
International Journal of Internet Science
http://www.ijis.net/
Introduction To Social Network Analysis
http://www.orgnet.com/sna.html
Introduction To Social Network Methods by Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle
http://faculty.ucr.edu/~hanneman/nettext/
iZoca – Free Group Networking Platform
http://www.izoca.com/
JigSaw – The Business Contact Marketplace
http://jigsaw.com/
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291083-6101
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjse20/current
Lanyrd – The Social Conference Directory
http://lanyrd.com/
Last.fm – The Social Music Revolution
http://www.last.fm/
Library for Social Network Analysis [last updated 2008]
http://www.libsna.org/
Likeastore – Social Bookmarking for Geeks
https://likeastore.com/
List Fav Social Network – Best of Lists
http://www.listfav.com/
Loore – Finding People Online Within Social Networks and Directories
http://www.loore.com/
MarketMeSuite – Proactive Social Media Marketing
http://www.marketmesuite.com/
Mashpedia – Real Time Multimedia and Social Encyclopedia
http://www.mashpedia.com/
Messenger Taps Social Nets
Military Advantage
http://www.military.com/
mnemomap – Search Engine
http://www.mnemo.org/
mozdev.org – delicious
http://delicious.mozdev.org/
Muse – Social Utility That Connects You With Internet2-enabled Technologies and Educators
http://k20.internet2.edu/
MyPictr – Free Picture Resizing for Your Social Network
http://mypictr.com/
NameChk – Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites
http://namechk.com/
Neighborhood America INgage Network™ – Enterprise Social Networking
http://www.NeighborhoodAmerica.com/
NetBase – Social Media Management System (SMMS)
http://www.netbase.com/
NewsGator – Enterprise Social Business Software Solutions
http://www.newsgator.com/
Oneview – Social Bookmarking and Community/Human Powered Search
Online Social Networking for Business: An Interview with Konstantin Guericke, Marketing VP, LinkedIn By Debbie Bardon
http://www.infotoday.com/online/nov04/bardon.shtml
Online Social Networking White Paper by Marcus P. Zillman
http://zillman.blogspot.com/2009/08/online-social-networking.html
OnlyWire – Automated Content and Bookmark Distribution
http://onlywire.com/
Open Source Social Platforms: 10 of the Best
Oracle – Collective Intellect
http://www.collectiveintellect.com
Outfoxed – Personalize Your Internet
http://getoutfoxed.com/
Oxford Internet Institute (OII)
http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/
PeerIndex – Discover the Authorities and Opinion Formers On a Given Topic
http://www.peerindex.com/
phpBB – Creating Communities Worldwide
http://www.phpbb.com/
PinReach – Pinterest Influence Metrics and Analytics
http://www.PinReach.com/
Postcron – The Easiest Way To Schedule Tweets and Facebook Posts
PressDoc – Dynamic and Interactive Social Media Releases
http://pressdoc.com/
Pressitt – Create Your Own Social Media News Release (SMNR)
http://pressitt.com/

RateItAll – Consumer Ratings and Reviews
http://www.rateitall.com/
Reachli – Create and Share Engaging Posts for the World To See
http://www.reachli.com/
Reddit – What’s New Online
Review of Social Economy: The Journal of the Association for Social Economics
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rrse20/current
Revou – PHP Driven Social Network Software
http://www.revou.com/
Ryze – Business Networking
http://www.ryze.com/
Samepoint – Social Media Search
http://www.samepoint.com/
Scour – The Social Search Engine
http://www.Scour.com/
SociableBlog – Social Networking and Social Media Blog
Socialbrite – Social Tools for Social Change
http://www.socialbrite.org/
Social Bookmarking Tools (I) – A General Review by Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay, Ben Lund, and Joanna Scott
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april05/hammond/04hammond.html
SocialBro – Explore Your Twitter Community
https://www.socialbro.com/
Social Buzz Bot – The Business Intelligence Search Engine for Information Discovery from Social Communities                                                                                                                                                                                             http://socialbuzzbot.com/
Social Informatics Blog
Social-Informatics – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
http://www.social-informatics.org/index.php
Social Issues Research Centre
http://www.sirc.org/
Social Marketing Institute
http://www.social-marketing.org/
Social Media Policies Database
http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php
SocialMention – Real-Time Social Media Search and Analysis
http://www.socialmention.com/
Social Networking – A Research Tool by Amelia Kassel
http://web.freepint.com/go/features/3196
Social Networking Sites List from WikiPedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
Social Networking Services Meta List
http://www.switched.com/category/@socialnetworking
Socialnomics – Social Media Revolution Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8
Social Psychology Network
http://www.socialpsychology.org/
Social QR Code – Use with Traditional and Social Marketing
http://www.socialqrcode.com/
SocialSav – Track Competitors, Monitor Performance, Keep Pace With Trends
http://www.socialsav.com/
Social Terminology Enhancement through Vernacular Engagement
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september05/bearman/09bearman.html
Socialtext – Social Networking with Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration
http://www.socialtext.com/
Social Wallpapering – Desktop Backgrounds
http://www.socwall.com/
Sociolinguistics and CMC [Site Last Updated 2009]
http://sociocmc.blogspot.com/
Sociosecure – Protecting Company Information and Employee Privacy
http://www.sociosecure.com/
Socrata – Social Data Platform
http://www.socrata.com/
Spoke – Discover Relevant Business Information
http://www.spoke.com/
Spinn3r – Indexing the Blogosphere
http://www.spinn3r.com/
SproutSocial – Social Media Management for Exceptional Companies
StumpleUpon Reviews
Talkwalker – Social Media Monitoring Tool
Tame – Time To Tame the Social Web 
http://tame.it/
Tellagence – Predicts How Information Will Move
http://www.tellagence.com/
Terra Nova – Virtual Worlds Collaborative Blog
http://terranova.blogs.com/
The Casual Collective – Social Gaming and Casual Networking
http://www.casualcollective.com/
Themeefy – Create Your Own Personalized Theme Magazine
The Socialized.net
http://www.socialized.net/
The Strength of Internet Ties – A Pew/Internet Report
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2006/The-Strength-of-Internet-Ties.aspx
The Virtual Handshake – Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online
http://www.thevirtualhandshake.com/
ThisNext – Shopcasting Network
http://www.thisnext.com/
Topsy – Realtime Social Web Search Engine
http://www.topsy.com/
Trackur – Online Reputation Monitoring & Social Media Monitoring Tools
http://www.trackur.com/
Tribe [Member-created groups; Last Updated 2004]
http://www.Tribe.net
Twazzup – Real-time Monitoring and Analytics for Twitter
http://www.twazzup.com/
TweetBeep – Free Twitter Alerts by eMail
http://tweetbeep.com/
TweetReach – How Far Did Your Tweet Travel
http://tweetreach.com/
TwentyFeet – Ego Tracking Service
https://www.twentyfeet.com/
Twitalyzer – Serious Analytics for Social Business
http://twitalyzer.com/
TwitterCounter – Statistics Powered by Twitter
http://twittercounter.com/
Twitter – Share and Discover What’s Happening Right Now, Anywhere in the World
http://twitter.com/
Twournal – Twitter To Journal
http://twournal.com/
TwtrLand – Visualizes Social Footprints
http://twtrland.com/
Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics By Rob Kling, Howard Rosenbaum, and Steve Sawyer
uQR.me – Where Your Virtual World Becomes Real
http://uqr.me/
Vibin – Collect What Matters
http://www.vibin.it/
ViralHeat – A Unified Suite for Social Media Marketing
https://www.viralheat.com/
Viral Communications
http://dl.media.mit.edu/viral/
Virtual Community Attraction: Why People Hang Out Online by Catherine M. Ridings Lehigh University and David Gefen Drexel University
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291083-6101
VVocus – Marketing Cloud
vSocial – Upload, Watch and Share Video Clips
http://www.vsocial.com/
Wakoopa – Tracking & Understanding
http://www.wakoopa.com/
WhosTalkin.com – Social Media Gateways Search Engine
WhoTalking – Real Time Social Media Topic Search Engine
http://whotalking.com/
Wikia – Social Search Engine
Wikio – Social Networking News
http://www.wikio.com/
Woofaa – Social Media Monitoring
XING – Unique People Discovery and Search
http://www.xing.com/
XMind – Social Brainstorming and Mind Mapping – OpenSource
http://www.xmind.net/
Yammer – Enterprise Social Network
https://www.yammer.com/
Zakta – Personal and Social Deep Web Search Engine
http://www.zakta.com/
Zapproved – Business Productivity Tools to Approve It, Track It and Store It
http://www.zapproved.com/
ZoomSphere – Social Media Influence Tracking Tool
http://www.zoomsphere.com/

2 comments:

Carol Long said...

Jenny, this is an amazing resource. THANK YOU!!

Olivia Princess said...

Thank you for helping people get the information they need. Great stuff as usual. Keep up the great work!!!
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