Hard-pressed journalists on slow news days aren’t the only profession making the most of Facebook to keep them in work. Scotland Yard are developing their very own User Generated Content hub. Though in their case, the ‘use’ in question pertains more to drugs, guns and violence.
It seems today’s criminals use Facebook and other SNs to boast not only about the crimes they’ve already committed, but also about crimes they plan to commit.
That said (and I’m sure we’ll all sleep easier…) it’s noteworthy that the locus of police investigations covers mostly blue-collar crimes. I wonder if they’ve figured out yet that to nab all the real baddies out there, they need to noble an email address (any big city firm will do), and join one of the professional networks.
Right city boys – get your e-shredders at the ready!
UPDATE: one of said blowhards has now been ASBOed.