Social media has had a wide influence on our culture today. We can see it being implemented into many aspects of our daily lives, so it would make sense that it would also have an important role in the investigation process. Social media can provide a timeline of a person's online activity. With the date and time posted when they tweet, update a status or add a picture, it can show information that can become useful in certain situations. Many people use their social media accounts as online diaries of a sort. They share important details of their day with friends, family and anyone else who happens to visit their profile. While they may think that the information is being reserved for those that are close to them, the information that is put out on the internet is actually viewed by many more people than what may be expected. Profiles may be viewed by individuals from completely different areas that are simply browsing through the internet. It can also be viewed by attorneys, investigators and even potential employers.
Information found online can become an important part of legal cases these days, and the outcome can be swayed depending on what is found online. When conducting a background investigation, checking online profiles has become a valuable tool. Investigators can gain a greater understanding of where a person was at and what they were doing, to slowly begin to piece together the chain of events. Potential employers may choose to run a background check on individuals they are considering to hire and more and more individuals are either getting the job or are not based on internet profiles. Social media may be a useful resource in your situation and at Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc. our Los Angeles private investigator is able to implement their investigative aptitude to utilize the information that is found online.