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September 3, 2014
Vexing Twitter Training for New York's Cops
 
Back to the saga of the New York Police Department on Twitter. Mashable reports that the department is holding college classes for its officers on Twitter, including, of course, advisories against tweeting impulsively. “They want us to put info like street closures or bus diversions because of a street fair,” one apparent cop told the Post. 

And why not? Twitter is for community service and building community life, not recklessness. But there are reminders for all of us in the proper use of Twitter, and its possible pitfalls, in the tweeting travail of New York’s finest.  

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Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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