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It's all X k D f . X k ; t / C » . t /; and it's that easy!

Law enforcement,  marketers, social scientists, all use predictive behavioral models in order to understand future behaviors for both individuals and groups.

And if you want a cure for insomnia there are plenty of papers out there that I can recommend that will surely put you to sleep.

All kidding aside Howard D. Teten was the former head of the FBI profiling division. Teten based his pioneering work on the models established by Dr. Paul Kirk, Dr. Hans Gross and Dr. James Brussel.

When Howard Teten had joined the FBI in 1962 a criminal profile division did not exist. It wasn't untl 1973 that Howard Teten and Quantico Behavioral Science Unit  instructor Patrick J. Mullany were able to test their theories in the field.

When a  a seven-year-old girl was kidnapped Teten and Mullany were able to use their profile model to track down the kidnapper, David Meirhofer.

Today criminal profiling is common but during one of the earliest cases of profiling, the arrest of "The Mad Bomber…

Remember the Pet Rock and Disco?

I’ve been toe deep in the social media pond for a little while now and the currents of tributaries change faster than a river during a flash flood. In reality what you thought was safe and a sure thing one day is quickly swept aside the next. 

I was watching my incoming streams this morning and I ran across two interesting articles. The first was from Adrienne LaFrance and Robinson Meyer both writing for The Atlantic. Their piece was called “A Eulogy for Twitter; The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight”.

Even though the article was dated from April of last year LaFrance and Meyer both spell out several trend that are clipping the wings of Twitter’s mascot “Larry’s” wings:

Twitter users are less active than they once were.

•Twitter is following a similar trajectory as chatrooms had. They used to be the Wild West of the internet but now they have become more closely monitored making the content boring and predictable.

•Twitter has also attracted a larger amount …