Social Media Discovery and Web Collection

X1 Social Discovery, the industry leading investigative solution specifically designed for eDiscovery, compliance and computer forensics professionals to effectively address social media content, website collection, geostream, webmail, and YouTube video capture, in one single interface.


Social MediaSocial media, webmail, website data and YouTube video are very common sources of evidence in criminal and civil litigation and must be routinely addressed in discovery. However, legal and investigative professionals have lacked an effective means to cope with the vast amounts of data in their workflow, in the same manner as devices, email and files, until now.


X1 Social Discovery is designed to effectively address social media content from the leading social media networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. In addition, it can crawl, capture and instantly search content from websites, webmail and YouTube. Unlike archiving and image capture solutions, X1 Social Discovery provides for a case-centric workflow from search and collection through production in searchable native format, while preserving critical metadata not possible through image capture, printouts, or raw data archival of RSS feeds. X1 Social Discovery saves investigators critical man hours and enables powerful, proactive monitoring capabilities with automated email alerts for social media, geostreaming and website collections.

Data Collections
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Web pages & websites
  • Gmail
  • YahooMail
  • AOL Mail
  • Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
Key Benefits


Data is collected and indexed from social media streams, linked content and websites through APIs, webmail connectors and direct web navigation. X1 Social Discovery aggregates data from these multiple sources in real time, in a highly scalable and case-centric manner.


Perform broad, unified searches across multiple accounts, social media streams and websites from a single interface. Linked content is automatically indexed and searched through the patented X1 fast-as-you-type search from one user interface. Results are aggregated for sorting, tagging and export consistent with standard eDiscovery, or investigative, workflow.


MD5 hash values of individual items are calculated upon capture and maintained through export. Automated logging and reports are generated. Key metadata unique to social media & web streams are captured through deep integration with APIs provided by the publishers. This metadata is important to establishing chain of custody and also provides key evidence relevant to the substantive case as well as authentication.


Maintain data in a searchable native format from collection through production, uniquely providing a complete platform to address social media in the same manner as devices, e-mail and e-documents. Deliver collected email in PST format while maintaining hierarchical structure.


Digital Shield, a recognized leader in computer forensics training and accreditation, now offers a 3-day X1 Social Discovery Certification Course teaching digital forensic examiners and eDiscovery practitioners the foundational skills and knowledge needed to collect, analyze and review evidence from social media networks. Learn more >

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit) or 8
  • CPU: 1.8GHz (minimum)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM for 64-bit or 4 GB RAM for 32-bit (minimum)
  • Disk - Install Space: 200MB
  • Disk - Case Storage: 100GB (minimum), 1TB External Hard Drive (recommended)
  • Software: Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Microsoft.Net framework 4.5.1 or later, Windows Media Player

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“In my tests, X1 was fast and responsive … The interface is clean and simple, with a logical layout. And the feature set is just about everything you could ask for as you dig into the burgeoning mounds of status updates, tweets, digital pictures, hash tags, comments, and links.”
John K. Waters
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