Doubt the power of social media? The Pentagon doesn’t. A new project from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency focuses on social media tracking.
It’s possible you haven’t heard of The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). They are a secretive agency within the United States Department of Defense whose “mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security by sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research bridging the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use.” They are credited with everything from weapon development to ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet.