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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

Investigation of The MeVee Live Stream Platform

Investigation of The MeVee Live Stream Platform
In this episode of the Law Enforcement Social Media podcast and COPS on Blab, we discuss the new live streaming app MeVee and interview the CEO and cofounder of the app Tomer Dicturel. Tomer Dicturel Tomer Dicturel is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MeVee, a social media live streaming platform that captures the can’t-miss moments. Tomer leveraged his diverse fina...
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Mike Bires

Creating Awesome Video For Social Media

Video used in social media is different from video produced for other platforms. A social media manager is dealing with the peculiarities of each social media platform, in terms of audience, video characteristics and timing. Some platforms will auto play the video as you view them in your time line, while other platforms will send you over to the video's hosting service to be played outside of the...
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Mike Bires

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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Mike Bires

Episode 10 - A Recap of The LESM Conference

Episode 10 - A Recap of The LESM Conference
Do you know how to feature a video on your department's Facebook page? Want to learn more about the presenters of The Law Enforcement Social Media Conference recently held online? Consider attending the Digital Engagement Strategies For Government Public Affairs training coming up in Washington D.C. Featured Video on Facebook In our podcast, Marc spoke about the benefits of making an uploaded vide...
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Mike Bires

I Built Your Live Stream Video Kit For You!

I Built Your Live Stream Video Kit For You!
Although I put the kit together, you still need to purchase it from your favorite camera vendor! At least you can use the info in this post to help you make your purchase. If you are like many social media marketers and enthusiasts, you’re probably getting into live video streaming apps like Periscope, Meerkat and NomadCast.  The benefits of these applications for law enforcement social media...
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