This is such a great idea!
Such a marvelous tool could revolutionize the way stone-faced G-men, oblivious to winking emoticons and ironic exclamation points, conduct their work.
Earlier this week, the Secret Service posted a work order to request software capable of synthesizing large sets of social media data and visually presenting data.
Then it "liked" the request on Facebook, and tweeted with the hashtag #notkidding.
The work order described a number of specifications, including "Ability to detect sarcasm and false positives."
Seriously, so brilliant.
A Secret Service spokesman said the agency has been using analytics from
"Our objective is to automate our social media monitoring process. Twitter is what we analyze. This is real time stream analysis," spokesman
In a separate work order, the Secret Service requested badges with built-in breathalyzers to sense when its agents might pass out drunk in hotel hallways while on assignment. Another work order outlines specs for currency with a "nefarious purposes" indicator so that it cannot be used to solicit prostitutes.
Our work request for a sarcasm font remains unfilled.
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