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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

Get Them To Swipe: Engaging With Instagram Galleries

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If you don't already know this, you can add up to ten photos and videos to an Instagram post. This is great for events or incidents in which you wish to share multiple videos or photos, but don't want your feed to become overloaded with that particular incident. Law enforcement social media managers will find the Instagram gallery feature usef...
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Marc Marty

Instagram Gallery for #LESM

Instagram Gallery for #LESM
​ Instagram gallery is the newest feature added to Instagram. The days of simply sharing a photo from Instagram to other platforms is over. Instagram has become a lifestyle application. It's now an app that you can message from and share pictures and video to. Instagram has become a blend of all the famous platforms. They have become an app th...
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Mike Bires

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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Mike Bires

The Importance and Strategy of Instagram

The Importance and Strategy of Instagram
One of the interesting things I’ve discovered about social media in the nearly seven years I’ve worked in the law enforcement world is how each platform is completely different from one another in terms of audience, language style as well as how and when it’s used. Take Instagram for example. It launched in 2010, a full six years after Facebook first appeared on the scene in 2004, and yet it now r...
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Mike Bires

Check Out Latergramme and Some Tips For Instagram Users

Check Out Latergramme and Some Tips For Instagram Users
In Episode 18 of The Law Enforcement Social Media Podcast , we talk about a program to make your use and effectiveness of Instagram better, and we talk some Instagram basics.   Listen Now...   Latergramme Latergramme helps you manage your Instagram content and the scheduling of pictures from one place.  You can upload images from your computer, collaborate on your posts, manage one ...
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