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The authoritative resource for news and information about law enforcement social media. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube and Nixle, we discuss social media and its use as the ultimate community policing tool.

Facebook Live, Are You Doing It?

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With the rise of the recent “Facebook Apocalypse” affecting the algorithm that allowed Facebook Business Pages to remain relevant, businesses are scrambling. Businesses, including government entities such as police, fire, and local government are trying to figure out what they need to do to remain relevant in the Facebook Newsfeed. In our recent Facebook Update class, we talked about a few tactics...
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Facebook Page Tactic: Live News Release

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One thing is for sure about the people who use social media and follow your department's Facebook page; They don't have the "social time" to read news releases which are written for the news media. Too many times, we see departments still writing their news releases in a manner for the newsroom editor, and not for the public. People want real, auth...
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Facebook Live, Now On A Computer Near You

Facebook Live, Now On A Computer Near You
Tired of streaming to Facebook Live with your mobile device? Now you don't have to. You can now use Facebook Live from your computer.  No mobile device required.  What does this mean for LESM you ask? Not much.  It's not a game changer, but it is another option for you when creating your live stream strategy for your Facebook Li...
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Facebook Live

Facebook Live
On this episode of the show, we welcome Mike back. Mike was busy with his son who was playing baseball over the past several weeks. Mike is happy to be back and didn’t skip a beat as we talked about Facebook Live and some of the tools, tips and tricks we use. Facebook Live In January of 2015 Facebook released live streaming on a slow roll out to make sure they were releasing a good product. It was...
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Interview With The CEO of NomadCast Tim Le Borgne and Bitly

Interview With The CEO of NomadCast Tim Le Borgne and Bitly
In this episode of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast, Mike and I discuss a photo I posted on my department's Facebook page, and we talk about the power of the link. You'll also get to listen to an interview we did with the Founder and CEO of NomadCast. Bitly - The Power of the Link Bitly allows you to easily save and share your favorite links from around the web.  After you sign up for a fr...
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How To Deal With Haters On Periscope

How To Deal With Haters On Periscope
Recently, during the 2015 National Night Out, I used the Periscope app to showcase the many great displays, people, businesses and attendees of this hugely successful event. Held in several cities on the first Tuesday in August, members of the law enforcement community, residents and business owners get together to stand against crime. The Haters Were Awakened Our first couple of live video stream...
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