The following articles, tools or topics were discussed in this class. There are many other products on the internet, however, these products have been used by us and are dependable for the purpose of law enforcement social media.
Case Study: Hawaii Defense Foundation vs. City of Honolulu
Case Study: Karras vs. San Diego County Sheriff
Case Study: Smith vs. Village of Arena
Video Software / Apps
Desktop Software: Animoto
Desktop Software: Camtasia
Desktop Software: Lumen5
Desktop Software: iMovie
Desktop Software: Fastory
Mobile App: Cut Story
Mobile App: Video Shop
Mobile App: Clips (iPhone only)
Mobile App: GoPro Splice
Photo and Graphics Software / Apps
Mobile App: Ripl (Creates text overlays and dynamic/moving photos)
Mobile App: VSCO
Mobile App: Big Lens (Used to blur portions of a photo)
Mobile App: WordSwag (Used to create infographics on mobile device)
Mobile App: ProCamera
Mobile App: iWaterMark
Mobile App: Fused
Desktop Software: Canva (Used to create graphics according to size requirements of various platforms)
Desktop Software: Stencil (Used to create graphics according to size requirements of various platforms; Large quantity of stock photos included in price)
Desktop Software: PicMonkey (Used for photo editing, resizing, cropping, etc.
Desktop Software: Pixlr
Desktop Software: Story Books
Desktop Software: Clipping Magic
Desktop Software: Easel.ly
Desktop Software: WeTransfer
Twitter Chat / Display Software
These websites will allow you to display tweets containing a certain hashtag and/or user. Useful if monitoring an incident hashtag or you need to post updates for an incident, in which the hashtag will be automatically added to all your posts.
Spelling / Grammar Tools
Naming Convention Tools
These tools will assist you in finding which usernames are available for a majority of platforms. This way, you can attempt to keep your username the same across all platforms.
Platform Verification Procedures
Many platforms offer a symbol which is placed near the username to verify the authenticity of the account. You have to apply to receive this verification.
The items listed below have been tested and are used by the instructors. They are recommended due to their durability, compatibility with various devices, and pricing.
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Microphone: IK Multimedia iRig Dual Lavalier Microphone Kit
Microphone Extension Cable: Rode Microphones SC1 TRRS Extension Cable
Mini-Tripod: 11" Tripod Mount with Phone Holder
Suction Cup Window Mount: RoadVise iPhone Car Mount Holder
Extra Battery: Anker PowerCore 10000
Tripods and Holders:
Wireless Rode Microphone System (For Interviews and Reporting):
Wireless Lavalier Microphones (For Solo Interviews and Action Scenes):