What is Twitter?
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coâ€“workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Why? Because even basic updates are meaningful to family members, friends, or colleaguesâ€”especially when theyâ€™re timely.
- Eating soup? Research shows that moms want to know.
- Running late to a meeting? Your coâ€“workers might find that useful.
- Partying? Your friends may want to join you.
- Fighting Crime?
With Twitter, you can stay hyperâ€“connected to your friends and always know what theyâ€™re doing. Or, you can stop following them any time. You can even set quiet times on Twitter so youâ€™re not interrupted.
Twitter puts you in control and becomes a modern antidote to information overload.
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Stories of how Twitter and Craigslist (the popular online classifieds) help to solve or deter crime:
Reposted from: www.Techdirt.com
â€œWith all the stories of police getting worried about new technologies, it’s always good to see cases where they seem to be using them appropriately. Rick recently wrote in to point out a story where police in Maine used Craigslist to track down a prostitution ring. Compare that to others who have been blaming Craigslist for prostitution. And, now we’re seeing stories about some police departments that are actively using Twitter either to send out emergency alerts to people, or to better connect with the community they’re supposed to be protecting. Of course, that story worries about "impostors," but there are ways to deal with that issue. For police looking to make use of the technology, it can be quite useful, and it’s great to see some actually realizing that and embracing the technology.â€