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Calgary Police Service to Host Live Twitter Chat

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August 27, 2011
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Calgarians Encouraged to Particpate! Are you on Facebook? What about Twitter? Do you blog? The Calgary Police Service wants to know how you like to communicate online. We want to find out how we can use digital tools and social media to better serve you! On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, we’re hosting a live...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Track Twitter Conversations

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August 6, 2011
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Put the Cnut & Bettween apps in your investigations arsenal If there’s a Twitter user who turns into a person of interest, an investigator could go to their Twitter page and see the last few tweets to and from that POI. But it’s easier to just use an app. Here are two quick and...
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The Tactical Advantages of Twitter

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August 1, 2011
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The verdict in a contention case is expected in a matter of weeks, and no matter what the jury’s decision, the city streets are likely to fill with protesters, and it could get really ugly. As highly trained law of officers, you know what needs to be done. Until reckoning day, you create the...
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Social Media Quick Tip: Clean Up Your Twitter Following

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July 2, 2011
Social Media Quick Tip: Clean Up Your Twitter Following

If you follow a lot more people than follow you back, Twitter won’t allow you to follow more people There are tens of thousands of third-party applications to help us use Twitter. Hundreds of those are designed specifically to help determine who to unfollow. Why would you want to unfollow someone? Two reasons to...
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Portland OR Police Bureau embracing social media

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June 30, 2011
Portland OR Police Bureau embracing social media

In May 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the SMILE Conference in Chicago and I came back incredibly energized with moving forward on our use of social media. One of the ideas presented at the conference was from Chief Grogan of Dunwoody, GA, about promoting an event via social media to draw followers....
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Social Media Quick Tip: Organize Your Twitter Stream

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June 7, 2011
Social Media Quick Tip: Organize Your Twitter Stream

Put neighboring law enforcement agencies & your agency’s tweeting officers on separate lists For some time now, Twitter has offered users the ability to create lists of Twitter accounts. Every user can make up to 20 lists. On your Twitter page, find the drop-down menu that says “lists.” It’s not difficult to figure out...
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Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 10

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June 1, 2011
Social Media Handbook for Police: Part 10

Welcome to the the next installment in my series of social media tips. These are aimed primarily at a police audience, but hopefully applicable to a wider group of people too, especially those in the public sector. This series of posts will aim to identify some good practice and useful hints and tips for...
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Social Media to the Rescue When Disaster Strikes

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May 25, 2011
Social Media to the Rescue When Disaster Strikes

A tornado rips through your city, destroying hundreds of homes and killing dozens of people. Power is out. Power lines are down. Roads are blocked and covered with debris, making it next to impossible for emergency services to efficiently respond for search, rescue and recovery efforts. When the dust has started to settle, how...
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Connecting with the Community & Media via Social Media

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May 24, 2011
Connecting with the Community & Media via Social Media

So your agency has decided to participate in social media. You’ve sent out a couple Tweets and Facebook updates but there’s been no response. Is anyone listening? Many law enforcement agencies use social media as a one-way, notification tool, but there are other agencies that are successfully using social media as a communication tool....
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Taking Public Safety to the Street with Twitcam

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May 23, 2011
Taking Public Safety to the Street with Twitcam

Kerry Blakeman, a Chief Inspector at West Midlands Police in England, had observed his daughter watching a live broadcast of, and sending messages to, a pop star via Twitcam. Then, it occurred to him, why not “give it a go” for policing? “So I thought actually I could do a live broadcast and people...
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