Researchers using 1.6M tweets from the 2011 London riots identify threats up to an hour faster than the police (Dani Deahl/The Verge)

Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Researchers using 1.6M tweets from the 2011 London riots identify threats up to an hour faster than the police  —  By up to an hour  —  A new study by Cardiff University has determined that Twitter can be used to identify dangerous situations up to an hour faster than police reports.


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