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Why I Tweet

Response Inspector @InspBatcheler on why she tweets from the frontline (#WIT19)

Jane Batcheler, @InspBatcheler, is a response Inspector for Sussex Police.   Tweets by @InspBatcheler Starting out I may not have started my Twitter life for most altruistic of reasons but I’m glad I did. I’ve always been passionate about the role of the response Police officer – we are first to most things – the fight on Friday night outside the pub, the murder, the car crash – the stuff of television programmes, but we also look for

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Why I Tweet

Leading desistance academic @fergus_mcneill on why he tweets (WIT#15)

Fergus McNeill, @fergus_mcneill, leading academic on desistance – how and why offenders give up committing crime – writes on why he tweets. Tweets by @fergus_mcneill Why I tweet  I have to admit that I can’t remember why I signed up to Twitter, but I do remember exactly when it sprang into life for me, and when I started to see its potential. That was during the screening (early this year) of “Public Enemies” – the BBC drama

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Why I Tweet

Long term tweeting #iplod @SgtGaryWatts on why he tweets (#WIT10)

 @SgtGaryWatts, one of the first police officers to tweet for work, writes about his approach to Tweeting.   I covered the journey that brought me to twitter a while ago here so this post is an update on why – two years and 12,000 tweets later – I’m still here. My foray into twitter began with a personal account after years of Facebook use. At first it scared me and seemed like another language and

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Why I Tweet

How to be a good Tweeter

What makes a good Tweet? There’s no single answer to this question of course. A good Tweet is like a good book or a good film – different people like different ones. Nevertheless, The Artist is considered by most people to be superior to Wrath of the Titans 3D. Most people find that the experience of reading Great Expectations enriches them more than First Among Equals. In the same way, there is an emerging consensus

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Digital Engagement

Talking about the iPlod generation

The last time I blogged about the police use of social media, I was amazed that so many police officers were active users of Twitter – there were 556 back on 19 September 2011. I was so surprised at what was a new phenomenon to me that I coined a new phrase – #Twoppers – for Coppers who tweet. Just four months on and the speed with which police forces across Britain have adopted social media

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