Social media helps fight crime in U.K.


Police officers in the U.K. are joining Twitter as a way to announce crime updates and give citizens advice on public safety — and a new site, MyPolice, aims to let citizens turn that communication two-way. “Posting a message on Twitter warning about a spate of burglaries in an area is a similar concept to pinning up a poster on the local parish council noticeboard,” notes one officer.  BBC

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