How Social Media Has Changed the Face of Investigations As society approaches the so-called “social media revolution,” the use of online social media sites has been integrated into everyday affairs. After examining the widespread activity and membership of social sites, it can be concluded that users have merged social media into their daily lives. In effect, social media has become a major part of our functioning society. Crime is a natural consequence of any functioning society; when communities are formed, parts of that functioning society will have criminal aspects. Since social media communities have become a part of daily life, criminal endeavors have naturally been incorporated into people’s daily lives as well. It can be understood that social media not only changes how law enforcement investigates criminal activity, but it also changes the professional standards of the organization through its official use capabilities.