Posts Tagged ‘Police’

PostHeaderIcon Police are returning lost-and-found items using … Pinterest?

Police are returning lost-and-found items using … Pinterest?
The March 2014 study focuses specifically on the BPD's impressive social media response to the Boston Marathon bombings. But they are quick to point out that the department had begun building trust with community members well before the attack.
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PostHeaderIcon Richmond Police Chief urges folks not to jump on Ferguson bandwagon

Richmond Police Chief urges folks not to jump on Ferguson bandwagon
“I think today as a society, with so much access to social media, folks just want to jump on a bandwagon just to say I'm part of a cause –well what is that cause?” Durham said. “You end up harming the reputation of the police department and that …
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Review: 'ISIS: The State of Terror,' by Jessica Stern and JM Berger, and 'ISIS
Although much of their coverage (on matters like the organization's use of social media, its fueling of sectarian hatred and its combination of ultraviolence with civil governance) will be familiar to those who follow the news, the authors do nimble …
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PostHeaderIcon Despite Twitter Backlash, New York Police Dept. Plans to Expand Social Media

Despite Twitter Backlash, New York Police Dept. Plans to Expand Social Media
… community relations; that the police would be more “collaborative,” an oft-heard new buzzword; and, as he told a closed-door meeting of chiefs and supervisors in January, that his administration would use social media to bring positive police …
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Postal Service should boost social media use, IG says
The Postal Service should craft a more comprehensive social media strategy, according to a report by the inspector general, released April 21. While USPS maintains a presence on 18 social media services, its use of social media to engage with customers …
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Newlyweds use social media to find wedding crashers
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.– When a bride and groom spotted two strangers dancing at their wedding, they were initially amused. That was until they got their reception pictures and video back and saw the wedding crashers were featured several times.
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PostHeaderIcon Police using social media more to talk with public

Police using social media more to talk with public
When three people suddenly turned up dead in late February from using a brand of heroin called Black Magic, Wilmington police moved quickly to alert the public. One of the ways they got the word out was via a 132-character post on Twitter.
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Programmers created early ‘social network’ on mainframe computer at Kansas University in 1970s
It’s 1976 in the computer center at Kansas University’s Summerfield Hall. The computer was one of the few on campus, and it was a pretty big computer — a Honeywell 635 mainframe computer, in fact. It used punch cards.
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Man vs. machine
The technological advances in our do-it-yourself society enable customers to order almost anything, anytime, with a few clicks of a mouse. They can tweet the cable company, e-mail their wireless carrier, and have a live chat with their bank around the clock. But when a real crisis hits, where’s the human help?
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