The city of Seattle is taking its police blotter to Twitter. Called “Tweets-by-beat,” the Seattle Police Department has started 51 hyper-local Twitter accounts, based on officers’ beats, to keep residents up-to-date about the happenings in their neighborhood. The digital program started the last week of August, and will supplement the department’s online blotter. Anyone can read these feeds — even people who aren’t on Twitter, says Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the department’s Public Affairs office. “We made it super easy,” he tells Mashable. “All you need is an Internet connection.” Read the full story at Mashable.
Seattle Police Crime Blotter is Now 51 Hyper-Local Twitter Feeds
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