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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.
Mike Bires

Types of Twitter Messages

Types of Twitter Messages
There's more to Twitter than just the Tweet. In this article, we will look at Retweets, Quote Tweets and Direct Messages. The Retweet You might notice a tweet in your newsfeed that has a user's handle next to the word "Retweeted." What this means is a person you are following decided to share a tweet with their followers. Although there's no hard r...
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How To Send A Tweet

How To Send A Tweet
When you're new to social media, composing a message on one of the most popular social media platforms can be somewhat intimidating. This article will help newcomers compose a tweet, and offer some insight to new features for the veteran social media user. In law enforcement social media, or "LESM," every agency that I'm aware of uses Twitter as a ...
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Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement

Instagram Stories for Law Enforcement
After years of attempting to acquire Snapchat or at least create a competing product, Facebook has created a new feature added to the Instagram platform, now known as Instagram Stories. On Tuesday, August 2, the world was treated to a surprise. Although some controversy surrounds this latest addition to the social media world, Instagram Stories mad...
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