Technology and human interface with technology continues to advance at alarming rates. We live in a world where anyone can access almost any information that is available to them in a matter of seconds. Most people rely on technology to access local and world news, allowing users to learn about events and watch them unravel in front of our eyes. Data collection can be used to record data and organizer them in spreadsheets to be used by the public.
We as humans are constantly sending and receiving data. Today, a lot of people use social media to receive news and share it themselves. With an increase in mobile smartphone users in the last few years, most news outlets have found a way to go mobile by making apps and having their own websites. Breaking news apps and websites use push notifications, email alerts, and news streams to reach users in a matter of seconds by using metadata. Metadata can help better inform people by allowing these outlets to give the exact locations and details of an incident.