Social Media Analysis.

SNAPD; Social Network Analytics by Point Duty is a comprehensive open source data extraction program targeting leading social media platforms. SNAPD is currently used by a large range of customers in many capacities to extract data for analysis. SNAPD is developed to help investigation of illegal and antisocial activities on social media. SNAPD captures data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for analysis in i2 Analyst’s Notebook.


  • Gather open source information from key social media networks.
  • Ethical, open source information collection – We don’t crack or hack.
  • Full integration with IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook.
  • Scalable, comprehensive collection of networks and associations.
  • Fast and anonymous data extraction.

SNAPD by Point Duty is used globally in many diverse organisations, such as government or law enforcement and as a tool for insurance, banking or law firms to extract data from targeted individuals or groups.

SNAPD provides the capability to search for targets across many networks, capturing all open source data from the target, their friends or their networks. SNAPD seamlessly integrates with IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook allowing many sources of captured data to be sourced and analysed within the i2 Analyst's Notebook Chart. This can include information on commonality of friends, commonality of group memberships and many other important associations. SNAPD can monitor targets for changes and new associations and build up a large collection of data to be mined for patterns such as growth and influence.

SNAPD allows the targeting of individuals or an organisation across social media platforms, gathering a comprehensive set of data of a target. The data collected can include posts, likes, groups, images and shared media. The data collection gathered can be scaled to be a specific person or group but can be ranged to include friends and friends of friends. SNAPD can be used to monitor over time the influence and growth of a targeted user, allowing the capability to capture network and association growth.

SNAPD only sources openly accessible information, allowing for ethical extraction of data for investigations. Point Duty does not hack or crack social media accounts.

SNAPD is compatible with IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook and many programs in IBM i2 Suite of products.