For those in the OSINT world, the Military Times had a piece called “America’s silent warriors look to up their game on social media.” The article, at http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/02/votel-socom-social-media/81210372/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin= , is illustrative of the recent OSINT obsession with social media. An unanswered, and frankly unbroached, question is whether other OSINT areas are being neglected or downgraded because of the attention being lavished on this single area of research. Is monitoring of social media always the best way to obtain the information advantage.
We have added links in two research areas — business and aircraft — on our resource page (http://theresearchschool.com/resources). The jump page provides links to key subject areas. We would like to hear from you regarding subject and link pages that would be most useful to you, ones that would provide the information advantage.
We have updated our Toolkit page (http://theresearchschool.com/tools), a jump page that provides many of the tools needed when conducting research.
Search engines are one of the more useful tools in research, but they come and go. Two rising stars in the field include Instya at http://www.instya.com/ that searches multiple web sites at once and Gigablast at http://www.gigablast.com/ which seems to have an algorithm that produces different results than the big three.