2011年9月28日星期三

美聯儲計劃辨明“關鍵博客”和監察數十億的對話

美聯儲計劃辨明“關鍵博客”和監察數十億的對話
The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify "Key Bloggers" And Monitor Billions Of Conversations .
Monday, 26 September 2011 05:44
Right Side News
Translation by Autumnson Blog
The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify "Key Bloggers" And Monitor Billions Of Conversations About The Fed On Facebook, Twitter, Forums And Blogs
美聯儲計劃辨明“關鍵博客”和監察數十億在Facebook、Twitter、論壇和網誌的對話

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it. In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs. This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact.
美聯儲想要知道你說它的什麼是非,事實上,美聯儲已宣布計劃來辨明“關鍵博客”和監察數十億在Facebook、Twitter、論壇和網誌的對話。然而這是另一個跡像另類媒體會有巨大的影響。
As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a "Request for Proposal" to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a "Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution".
首先在零對沖上報導,紐約聯邦儲備銀行已發出“建議邀請”給可能有興趣的供應商,來參加發展一“情感分析和社交媒體監測的解決方案”。
In other words, the Federal Reserve wants to develop a highly sophisticated system that will gather everything that you and I say about the Federal Reserve on the Internet and that will analyze what our feelings about the Fed are. Obviously, any "positive" feelings about the Fed would not be a problem. What they really want to do is to gather information on everyone that views the Federal Reserve negatively. It is unclear how they plan to use this information once they have it, but considering how many alternative media sources have been shut down lately, this is obviously a very troubling sign.
換句話說,美聯儲要發展一個高度複雜的系統,將會收集每一樣在互聯網上你和我說有關美聯儲的是非,及將會分析我們對美聯儲的感受。顯然地,任何關於美聯儲的“正面”感情將不會是問題;他們真正想要做的是,收集每一個對美聯儲有負面意見的人的資料。目前還不清楚一旦他們取得這些資料,他們會計劃如何使用,但考慮有多少另類媒體消息來源最近已被關閉,這明顯是一個非常令人不安的跡象。
You can read this "Request for Proposal" right here. Posted below are some of the key quotes from the document (in bold) with some of my own commentary in between the quotes....

"The intent is to establish a fair and equitable partnership with a market leader who will who gather data from various social media outlets and news sources and provide applicable reporting to FRBNY. This Request for Proposal ("RFP") was created in an effort to support FRBNY's Social Media Listening Platforms initiative."

A system like this is not cheap. Apparently the Federal Reserve Bank of New York believes that gathering all of this information is very important. In recent years, criticism of the Federal Reserve has become very intense, and most of this criticism has been coming from the Internet. It has gotten to the point where the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has decided that it had better listen to what is being said and find out who is saying it.

"Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources. They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria. They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document."

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York intends to listen in on "billions of conversations" and to actually determine the "sentiment" of those that are participating in those conversations.

Of course it will be those conversations that are "negative" about the Federal Reserve that will be setting off the alarm bells.

"Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers"

Uh oh. So they plan to "identify" key bloggers and influencers?

What exactly do they plan to do once they "identify" them?

"The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms –Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube."

Hopefully you understand this already, but nothing posted on the Internet is ever anonymous. Everything on the Internet is gathered by a vast host of organizations and is used for a wide variety of purposes. Data mining has become a billion dollar industry, and it is only going to keep growing.

You may think that you are "anonymous" when you criticize organizations like the Fed, but the truth is that if you are loud enough they will see it and they will make a record of it.

"The solution must provide real-time monitoring of relevant conversations. It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics."

Why do they need to perform "sentiment analysis"?

If someone is identified as being overly "negative" about the Fed, what will they do about it?

"The solution should provide an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger."

This sounds very much like the kind of "keyword" intelligence gathering systems that are currently in use by major governments around the globe.

Very, very creepy stuff.

Are you disturbed yet?

For those of us that write about the Federal Reserve a lot, this is very sobering news.

For more please click:
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2011092614581/us/politics-and-economics/the-federal-reserve-plans-to-identify-qkey-bloggersq-and-monitor-billions-of-conversations.html

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