Seattle police publicize crimes on Twitter with ‘Tweets-by-beat’
Seattle residents now have the option of following the local police department on Twitter. In a first-of-a-kind program, the city’s authorities are launching a new initiative that involves cops translating the news they get on the streets to tweets.
Dubbed “Tweets-by-beat,” this program attempts to replace the police blotter that normally runs in local papers with a tech version of basically the same thing, according to the New York Times. When residents follow the department on the social network, they’ll get routine tweets of the up-to-the-moment crime happenings in their…
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