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Twitter's 280 Characters & Emergency Management

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​ You can now tweet 280 characters rather than 140 on Twitter. Twitter claims they first tested this in September of this year, " so every person around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet." Personally, I think Twitter is trying to stay in the game with the other social media platforms that are often adding new features monthly and...
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How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag

How To Launch Your Law Enforcement Twitter Hashtag
Hashtags are the holy grail of Twitter. Developed initially by Twitter users to filter conversations, they are now used strategically to build an online community and generate online PR. So how can law enforcement agencies use the hashtag to raise awareness and how do you get it to trend? Well, I hope to answer those questions in this blog post. Don’t forget to follow the #LESM hashtag for all thi...
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Twitter Lists

Twitter Lists
What Is A Twitter List?   Twitter lists is a feature that allows you to organize the people you’re following in groups and manage how you look at Tweets. This doesn’t just allow you to group people together, but it allows you to view their tweets. You can also include users you do not follow and you can subscribe to a list created by another user. A common misconception is that you can use li...
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A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement

A Book About Twitter For Law Enforcement
In Episode 9 of the Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, we interview the author of the book, "How To Use Twitter - A Guide For Law Enforcement." Chief Billy Grogan's book is set to be released on Amazon on July 20th, 2015. About The Book This book walks you through the basics of setting up a Twitter account, such as selecting a username or "handle," to creating your header photo. Chief Grogan of...
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Domestic Violence - The #PutTheNailinIt Campaign

Domestic Violence - The #PutTheNailinIt Campaign
On Sunday, June 14th, a domestic violence support organization out of New York, Safe Horizon , launched the #PutTheNailinIt campaign. With the help of Arnold New York, a 30-second video was completed pro-bono for the campaign. The campaign encourages people to paint their ring finger's nail purple and if possible, donate to the Safe Horizon organization, to show support for putting an end to domes...
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Going LIVE On Social Media

Going LIVE On Social Media
Law Enforcement has embraced several social media platforms in recent years as several administrators have quickly discovered how beneficial they are.  Social media has increased opportunities to communicate directly with the community and allowed the agency to release messages that cannot be construed by outside sources. Recently, Twitter unveiled a new (barely a month old) video live-stream...
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