Talking about the iPlod generation

00000The 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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Police and social media: The rise of the twoppers

00000There has been endless media coverage on the use of social networks in the recent riots. A more considered debate is now emerging and the call for emergency powers to close down social media in times of unrest has been pretty much put to bed. However, there remains an abiding impression that looters used Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry Messaging to outflank the police, who were at a loss how to respond. However, many police services …

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