09/12/2009

Calif. police jump on the Twitter bandwagon

By Sean Emery
Orange County Register

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Local law enforcement agencies are jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, exploring how the popular social-networking service can help keep crime-watchers and local residents in the loop when it comes to police incidents and other emergencies.

Some Orange County police departments in the past few months have made a quiet move to Twitter, using the new social networking site to send messages - or tweets - directly to interested followers.

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