Well not use it myself so much as follow their doings for the next 24 hours because, finally, it seems that twitter twaddle may actually be put to useful service (since to this point, knowing who Demi Moore is posing for or what Ashton has eaten or what NT Wrong has observed about beachwear just don’t do it for me). Here’s what I mean:
A British police force says it’s publishing every incident it deals with to Twitter for 24 hours. Greater Manchester Police says the project is meant to give the public a feel for the nature and number of different challenges it has to deal with. Police forces across the U.K. face deep budget cuts as the new British government tries to find its financial footing. Manchester police says it hopes the micro-blogging site feed will help Britons understand how much pressure it is under.
How fun would it be to see this tweet?
Man United FC calls dispatcher to report James Crossley pelting players with stones.
Awesome! If that happens I’ll definitely become a huge fan of twittering.
- Live – Police use Twitter to post 24 hours of incidents in Greater Manchester (menmedia.co.uk)
- UK police force publishes all incidents to Twitter (seattletimes.nwsource.com)