Supporters are reflected in the sunglasses of a Secret Service agent as US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, August 13, 2012. Romney and his running mate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan will take their re-energized presidential campaign to two key states on Monday, seeking to persuade voters that they can restore America's economic might. Romney campaigns in Florida while Ryan heads to Iowa, both battleground states which may decide the outcome of the November 6 presidential election.AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)
Secret Service Hunts Down Sarcastic Tweets
The Secret Service is looking to purchase “social media analytics software” with the ability to detect sarcasm, Nextgov reports.
The work order doesn’t specify which social media networks will be monitored, though it does emphasize that Internet Explorer compatibility is essential, apparently having quickly gotten over the massive IE security vulnerability that prompted them to encourage government employees to use different browsers back in April.
Other requirements of the software include “sentiment,” “trend analysis” and “influencer identification.” At time of reporting @DHSgov‘s Klout score was 86.
Other important initiatives the Secret Service has tackled this year include redesigning the presidential limo, commissioning commemorative lapel pins and looking for a media relations specialist.
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