With the advancements made in technology and social media over the past two decades, social media has allowed us to communicate in methods we couldn’t have imagined 15 or 20 years ago. Social media and the Internet have revolutionized the way we interact with each other. People have moved from hand written notes and verbal communication to communicating electronically via Twitter, Facebook, and cloud-based email sites.

The movement to cloud-based communications has drastically changed the way we handle civil and criminal investigations.

We now have the capabilities to forensically preserve, analyze and recover data from a computer, cell phone or directly from the cloud for most of the common cloud-based communication sites such as:

 

Social Media Data Collection and Preservation

In addition to these sites, there are many more social media sites that we can capture.
We also have the capabilities to forensically preserve a website.