Tweets-by-beat – Seattle


Another Innovative use of Twitter to connect the public with public safety using “hyper-local” twitter accounts. Incidents, with a few exceptions, such as sexual assault, are tweeted on a one hour delay (to reduce gawking and interference with investigations). Of course, it being twitter, the creation of the neighborhood oriented accounts gives residents a point of reference to discuss happenings in their neighborhoods as well.  Here is the New York Times Article via @KiwiChief.

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