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How to Handle a Fire in Your City; Are You Using Twitter Lists?

How to Handle a Fire in Your City; Are You Using Twitter Lists?
Reporting on Fire's in Your Jurisdiction  In this episode, we talked about the #LincolnFire in the city of Montebello, CA and how I handled it.  We also discussed best practices when handling a fire disaster in your city. Here are a few examples: Establish a line of communication with the Fire PIO and or Command Post.   Establish a hashtag for the incident so that when you tweet out updates regard...
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Twitter Lists

Twitter Lists
What Is A Twitter List?   Twitter lists is a feature that allows you to organize the people you’re following in groups and manage how you look at Tweets. This doesn’t just allow you to group people together, but it allows you to view their tweets. You can also include users you do not follow and you can subscribe to a list created by another user. A common misconception is that you can use li...
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How To Fix Nixle Pictures

How To Fix Nixle Pictures
Have you ever seen a Nixle message after you added images to it and published it to the public? You'll find that they look pretty unprofessional because they force all the text to the left in the body of the message. This is caused by the text not wrapping around the picture. There is a small process you can learn to work around this design flaw. I've created a quick video walking through the step...
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The SGVLESM Meeting And Meet David Basulto

The SGVLESM Meeting And Meet David Basulto
Today, Thursday, August 13, 2015, the San Gabriel Valley Social Media Group will be meeting at the Burbank Police Department in California. In this episode, we do a "pre-game" show for our attendees and tell them what to expect for training. We leveraged the power of podcasting, coupled with the meeting, to amp up the attendees and draw some attention to the event as well. We will update this blog...
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Facebook Groups For Law Enforcement

Facebook Groups For Law Enforcement
The business world is embracing the use of Facebook Group pages. This is especially true for small business owners, who don't have the capital to pay Facebook for it's advanced advertising options. Because of this, many have flocked to the group feature. In doing so, they uncovered some really great features. Notifications With a Facebook group, members of the group will receive a notification whe...
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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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